We know that all USB Type-C cables were not manufactured equal; some where made more effective. That is why some are able to charge your phone faster than some while some could actually damage your phone.
Immediately Amazon discovered that some USB Type-C cables were not good and did not meet up with USB Implementers Forum Inc.’s (USB-IF) specifications, a ban was issued as these cables could end up damaging people’s phones.
In the Intel Developer Forum held recently in Shenzhen, China, the USB-IF took a different step to guard customers.
The USB-IF has announced the coming of a new specification designed to help protect and secure phones from USB Type-C cables and chargers that are not good.
According to Ars Technica, this new specification uses 128-bit encryption to know if a USB-Type C cable or charger is good or not.
USB Type-C accessories that don’t meet the standards of authentication would be flagged and in actual fact cut off . They would not be allowed to supply power or allowed to transmit information..
Don’t worry waiting for this new specification to come out before buying a new USB-C device because there might be a kind of update that will give all existing USB-Type C device the new safety authentication check.
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