Travellers are being warned not to leave their phones in free USB charge points, according to the Sun newspaper.

USB charging stations may have been hijacked at airports by criminals who may steal your personal details, including bank details.

Caleb Barlow, Vice President of X-Force Threat Intelligence at IBM Security told Forbes said that public ports, like those found in airports and other transport hubs, can be targeted which great ease by cyber criminals.

If USB ports are left out in a public area, unprotected and not monitored, they can be easily tampered with.

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