You may want to avoid charging your phone at public charging stations. When? Like, now.
Public charging stations are generally found in high traffic areas such as; airports, airplanes, public parks, business centers and coffee shops. Although, this may appear simple and convenient it can actually lead to quite a headache, to say the least.
The cord or USB port you use to charge your phone can transmit data from it to other devices. For example, when your Phone is connected to your computer by the charging cord, you can transmit data to and from it to your computer. This feature allows users to easily share and store the pictures, videos, notes, and other data they have on their devices. Unfortunately, hackers have been able to exploit this useful feature.
According to CNN Tech and writer Selena Larson, using public charging stations can be very dangerous as hackers have the ability to steal your information when you plug your phone or tablet into a compromised charging station. This process which can be traced all the way back to 2011, has lead to a great deal of identity theft and credit card fraud, not to mention the complete invasion of people’s privacy.
Scary huh? Yeah, my stomach is turning as I’m writing this just thinking of how many public ports I’ve used in my lifetime and what data could have been stolen from me. Shouldn’t have saved those sexy selfies, I knew it. So, what can you do to protect your information from hackers? Here’s an easy solution.
First and foremost, you shouldn't use USB ports at all -- instead, invest in a mobile battery pack, like FuelBox, to help keep you powered wherever you go. FuelBox products don’t transmit data so it can’t be hacked. Or put your phone on airplane mode to save battery life (but be disconnected). Be smart, be protected, be connected, with FuelBox, now available on Amazon as well.
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Did you hear our FuelBox Founder Dan Friedman on NPR & KCLU News today?? In case you missed it, give the soundbite a listen! See link below.
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FuelBox Unveils 'Ultimate Charging Solution' at CES 2017
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A company started by two Santa Barbara City College students, FuelBox, will present its new product at the annual Consumer Electronics Show, or CES, in Las Vegas from Jan. 5 to 8. CES has been a national showcase of consumer technology innovation for 50 years.
"FuelBox is meeting with retail partners at CES and is looking for distributors and other marketing/sales partners this year," said company Chief Marketing Officer Dan Friedman. He says the innovative charging solution will keep cell phones and tablets from running out of power when it is needed most.
The FuelBox “Ultimate Charging Solution” is a combination of a docking station and mobile battery pack providing more than 25 extra hours of power for cell phones, tablets and other devices at home and on the go. “This powerful duo is universally compatible and creates a convenience factor unlike any other charging product available today," Friedman said, "FuelBox is the perfect gift to start off the New Year, get yours now and simplify your life."
Co-founders Robert Herr and Friedman came up with the idea for the device after a friend continuously lost his phone charger. “We were fortunate to have received over $200,000 in orders before our products even landed," said Herr, who now works as FuelBox chief creative officer.
Steve Shotwell joined FuelBox as president, chief executive officer and board member in September. He has more than 30 years of executive management experience in manufacturing and selling high-tech, high-volume products. He was recently president and CEO of SloanLED, which was acquired by Baird Capital.
The FuelBox team includes executive members who serve the following roles: Vice President of Operations Thomas Trenschel; Chief Financial Officer Paul Daniel; and Chairman of the Board Jim Sloan.
The company is headquartered at 114 E. Haley St., Suite K, in Santa Barbara. The 3,000-square-foot office/warehouse allows the company space to develop the next phase of its products and to make its sales and marketing activities as it launches production, Friedman said. The products and are available for sale at myfuelbox.com along with more information about the company.
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South Coast Startup is Now Shipping
FuelBox, a company started by two Santa Barbara City College students several years ago, is shipping out its first pre-orders for their patented mobile device charging system from its new headquarters and has attracted an impressive executive team.
The products are available now at myfuelbox.com.
“FuelBox is also taking wholesale inquiries, and we are excited for the opportunity to empower other businesses,” said Chief Marketing Officer Dan Friedman. “FuelBox is the perfect gift for the holidays.”
The FuelBox “Ultimate Charging Solution” is a combination of a docking station and mobile battery pack providing over 25 extra hours of power for cell phones, tablets and other devices at home and on-the-go. “This powerful duo is universally compatible and creates a convenience factor unlike any other charging product available today, get yours now and simplify your life,” Friedman said. FuelBox has been granted its second patent on its flagship product, the Ultimate Charging Solution, and has several new products in development.
Co-founders Robert Herr (left) and Dan Friedman (right) came up with the idea for the device after a friend continuously lost his phone charger.
“We were fortunate to have received over $200k in orders before our products even landed. Now that products are here…we are only fighting to keep up with demand.” Herr said. “The challenging delays in getting our first product to market have been a blessing in disguise. We have gained a unique perspective to our industry that has given us a major advantage going into 2017, and we're able to bring together a team of outstanding professionals to execute our plans.”
The FuelBox team is growing quickly, including a few new executive members who now serve the following roles: President & CEO: Steve Shotwell, VP of Operations: Thomas Trenschel, CFO: Paul Daniel, and Chairman of the Board: Jim Sloan.
Steve Shotwell joined FuelBox as president & CEO and board member in September. He has more than 30 years of executive management experience in manufacturing and selling high-tech, high-volume products. He was recently president and CEO of SloanLED, which was successfully acquired by Baird Capital.
“FuelBox has a great market opportunity, providing an innovatively convenient way to keep your mobile devices charged. Of equal importance to the superior product design is that we manufacture and deliver the products with similar performance. As such, we have added extensive electronics manufacturing experience to our team, including the addition of our own Chinese-national electrical engineer and China office to manage our subcontractor and supplier relationships. ” Shotwell said.
On Sept. 1, the company opened its new headquarters at 114 E. Haley St., Suite K, in Santa Barbara. The 1,400-square-foot office will allow the team sufficient space to develop the next phase of its products and to make its sales and marketing activities as it launches production, Friedman said.
A new FuelBox promo video just launched as well. Be sure to check it out HERE!
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