907 Updates December 15, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: At JBER, Wreaths Across America honors those who sacrificed life for country; Alaska post offices open extra holiday hours and more ->
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Alaska Native News: Kodiak Man Jailed on Attempted Murder/Sexual Assault Charges after Months-Long Investigation; Wildlife Troopers Snare Suspects in Illegal Big Game Guiding Operation; DoC Advances Private Prison Plan, Ignoring Public Safety and Financial Concerns; Alaska Maritime Training Center Hosts Maritime Training for Global Audience and more ->
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Anchorage Police Department: It’s holiday travel time! Don’t be a juice jacker victim.

Throughout history smart people have come along and invented something intended to make all of our lives easier. And they do. Until mean-hearted people show up with nefarious intentions and find a way to use these good things for bad reasons. It’s why we can’t have nice things. Case in point:

For good or bad, many of us have come very dependent on our electronic devices which are items that contain batteries that must be charged. Some smart person came along and put USB charging stations in airports for all of us holiday travelers to use. GREAT IDEA. Until that aforementioned bad person came along and invented Juice jacking. Juice jacking is a scam that can drain important personal information from your phone while you’re using a public USB port to charge up. This is why you should not use these charging stations. Do one of these things instead:

Bring your own AC adapter. Otherwise known as that tiny brick that comes with your cell phone and plugs into a standard 110v outlet. It’s all you need to keep your data safe.
Use a data blocker like the Juice-Jack Defender or the PortaPow USB Data Blocker.
Carry a power-only USB cable.
Carry a portable charger.
If prompted, do NOT grant access to your cell phone.

Tis the season for clogged airports, lost luggage, and choking down that certain relative’s cooking that you REALLY cannot stand. Don’t add to it by handing over your information to the bad people. That’s just one more headache you do not need.

For more information, please visit https://bit.ly/2qjFUrR.

Anchorage Police Department
716 W 4th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501

Emergency: 9-1-1
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