1. coalesce99's Avatar
    I brought the OEM cable from my Style 9670 to work.

    I've been charging at home w/ the cable from my wife's LG Rumor Touch.

    I don't see why that would be a problem...just wanted to make 100% sure.

    Shouldn't be a problem, should it?
    12-28-10 10:16 AM
  2. paintdrinkingpete's Avatar
    Nope, it shouldn't be a problem, but you may want to check the outputs to make sure they match.
    12-28-10 10:20 AM
  3. valorian's Avatar
    I use my wife's LG charger all the time with no issues.
    12-28-10 10:26 AM
  4. CASH's Avatar
    If it fits in the hole, it's good to go! That's what she said.
    12-28-10 10:35 AM
  5. dangerousfen's Avatar
    As long as it's "micro USB" connector you will be OK.

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    12-28-10 10:53 AM
  6. Reed McLay's Avatar
    It will work as intended, but there may be unintended consequences and your company might have a strict policy against the practice.

    The issue is not charging, but the act of connecting a removable device make it possible to introduce malware into the company network. Two very destructive worms, Conflicker and Stuxnet both use removable devices to infect a network.

    12-28-10 10:57 AM
  7. CASH's Avatar
    It will work as intended, but there may be unintended consequences and your company might have a strict policy against the practice.

    The issue is not charging, but the act of connecting a removable device make it possible to introduce malware into the company network. Two very destructive worms, Conflicker and Stuxnet both use removable devices to infect a network.


    Reed, I don't think you understand what the OP is talking about.
    12-28-10 11:09 AM
  8. the_sandman_454's Avatar
    In addition to the concern of bringing malware to the network, there's also the concern of you potentially taking proprietary/restricted/internal files out of the office with you on your device's memory card

    I would buy a wall charger with a micro usb connection. Some chargers allow you to plug the usb data able into them for charging and some are conventional chargers. Either way they're cheap vs potentially violating company policies, etc.

    Ok I'm not sure if the OP meant charging from the LG usb cable or an LG wall charger. If the wall charger then forget the above.

    Either way the device should be fine charging from any micro usb charging apparatus.
    12-28-10 11:12 AM
  9. Reed McLay's Avatar
    I brought the OEM cable from my Style 9670 to work.

    I've been charging at home w/ the cable from my wife's LG Rumor Touch.

    I don't see why that would be a problem...just wanted to make 100% sure.

    Shouldn't be a problem, should it?
    Reed, I don't think you understand what the OP is talking about.
    I read the above to mean the OP is using a 4 conductor micro USB cable. The issue is, two of those conductors establish a data path and a possible route for malware infection.

    One of the examples I mentioned, Stuxnet has very successfully infected a host of computers in a certain middle Eastern nation by using the USB connection to jump into high security networks... the kind that enrich Uranium. When it finds it target, it disables the governor causing the high speed centrifuges to run out of spec and tear themselves apart.

    There are special purpose USB power cables with only two connectors. That will allow recharging but not a data transfer.
    12-28-10 11:46 AM
  10. CASH's Avatar
    I read the above to mean the OP is using a 4 conductor micro USB cable. The issue is, two of those conductors establish a data path and a possible route for malware infection.

    One of the examples I mentioned, Stuxnet has very successfully infected a host of computers in a certain middle Eastern nation by using the USB connection to jump into high security networks... the kind that enrich Uranium. When it finds it target, it disables the governor causing the high speed centrifuges to run out of spec and tear themselves apart.

    There are special purpose USB power cables with only two connectors. That will allow recharging but not a data transfer.
    I see what you mean, but something would have to be on the device in the first place though, right? I've never heard of anything like Conficker being installed on removable media and unleashing itself onto a connected PC.
    Last edited by CASH; 12-28-10 at 11:58 AM.
    12-28-10 11:54 AM
  11. coalesce99's Avatar
    No, I don't plan on hooking it up to my work PC. Just wall charging

    If the hole fits...ha! It does indeed.
    12-28-10 12:07 PM
  12. Reed McLay's Avatar
    Doh!

    I took the conversation off on a tangent when I read Home and assumed you were considering using it at Work.

    I see what you mean, but something would have to be on the device in the first place though, right? I've never heard of anything like Conficker being installed on removable media and unleashing itself onto a connected PC.
    USB Flash drives and the Media card can be infected by a malware worm and can spread the infection to any device they attach too, even if Autorun has been disabled.

    Conficker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Fortunatly, the Conflicker worm has run it's course and is detected my all Antivirus software. Stuxnet went a step further, it uses a rootkit technique to hide it's tracks and continue worming it's way through the targeted network.
    12-28-10 12:16 PM
  13. CASH's Avatar
    Doh!

    I took the conversation off on a tangent when I read Home and assumed you were considering using it at Work.
    Same here. That's weird. Another thing that's weird is that my surname is your given name. Reed. (And no, my first name is not CASH. CASH is an acronym, hence the all-caps.)

    USB Flash drives and the Media card can be infected by a malware worm and can spread the infection to any device they attach too, even if Autorun has been disabled.

    Conficker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Fortunatly, the Conflicker worm has run it's course and is detected my all Antivirus software. Stuxnet went a step further, it uses a rootkit technique to hide it's tracks and continue worming it's way through the targeted network.
    I've never really thought about that.

    I remember Conficker... I told my sophomore science teacher in high school about not opening any porn spam after I read an article about it. She was a female, and luckily cool.
    12-28-10 12:54 PM
  14. albee 1's Avatar
    As earlier stated, the output (milliamps) would be the only real concern. Too little and it may take forever to charge, too many and it will charge fine for now, but may eventually warp the battery and damage cells. Oem charger is always the first recommendation. Then in the event of charging system failure your warrantee won't be voided from misuse.

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    12-28-10 01:02 PM
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