Naturally, you can imagine some pretty nefarious scenarios involving this product. For a spy to hack you, all they would really need to do is wait for you to go to the bathroom at a coffee shop, then stealthily swap out your actual Lightning cable for the OMG. From there, it’s just a little bit of remote finessing to get all of your data back to their own server.
While there’s a limited geographic scope to its functionality, it apparently works from a fairly good distance. “We tested this out in downtown Oakland and were able to trigger payloads at over 1 mile,” MG told Motherboard.
Yes, impressive, but also, yikes. In short: Keep your ports protected and be safe out there.