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Two days ago our beloved brand suffered a severe blow to the new one 65W GaN charger. This device was placed on the market by poco time and has immediately been very successful. Devices that support such fast charging, for example Xiaomi Notebook Pro 15.6 ″in poco time they have the possibility of reaching 100% energy… but this was the case for about two months. From today they will not be able to use (hopefully not forever) this technology since the charger in question from Xiaomi is a hacking risk and for this it was withdrawn from the market in China.
Xiaomi's GaN 65W charger is no longer available for purchase: its voltage can be tampered with remotely
Before proceeding with the article, we want to reassure you that the problem it does not concern the construction quality of the device. Without this brief but necessary clarification, let's proceed to see what happened specifically. In early April Xiaomi received a risk warning from a third party security team who claimed that several of the brand's 65W fast chargers had one leak. In particular these were eligible hacking subjects and it was possible easily change the device firmware with the consequent risk of a increase in output voltage.
Fortunately, all smartphones that support 65W fast charging have one OVP hardware protection
More than 1000 Xiaomi Malls and all online retailers have been so forced to withdraw from their catalog all three products that allow 65W charging: GaN, USB and type-C charger. But the problem doesn't stop there. Potential hackers could have also get to sensitive user data (as reported by the Chinese media) through this tamper mechanism of the Xiaomi 65W chargers.
From now on the authorities are investigating and all the manufacturers (not just Xiaomi) have been informed and alerted to the potential danger. The brand developers are already working for correct the firmware and in a few days the situation will be resolved.
Via | Chongdian Network