Data Charger Protector

- Jan 10, 2019-

Apple may use the new USB protocol in future product lines to prevent users from using low quality cables

In the near future, USB-C data lines will likely have built-in security certification measures. This will be achieved by using a new standard for USB Type-C certification, which will use a special password to identify the charging device that authenticates the connection. Not only does it ensure that the equipment used is certified, it also increases safety.

The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) has been working on the development of new protocols. This new protocol will verify that the connected hardware and cables used are secure and support the same standards. Once the cable is connected to the device, the verification process begins, and the verification process is performed by 128-bit cryptography. If the charging device is not verified, the device will not be granted access.

Such an authentication can protect users from malware and inexpensive inferior chargers, as these chargers may not provide the correct voltage and resistance and may damage the appliance. Especially when using a USB centralized charging station in some restaurants or stations, you need to pay attention to this. For enterprise users, this standard will limit the interconnection between devices to improve the security of private data. For users, such a new agreement would prevent them from using low-quality non-MFi certification (a third-party charger that Apple licenses for an external accessory made by its authorized accessory manufacturer), or limit these Charging speed of inferior charging equipment.

In fact, long ago, Apple has been able to identify whether some charging equipment is a reliable product. When the user connects to a wire that is not certified by MFi, the user's Apple device will pop up. "This cable or accessory has not passed yet." Authentication, so it may not work with this iPhone to work reliably." Users must pay attention to this, because if you use such charging cable for a long time, it may cause accidents such as battery drums and so on, and will be implemented in the future. The new standard will greatly reduce these risks.