A new report from Georgia Institute of Technology has reported that modified chargers for iOS devices allowed them to upload unsupported software within one minute of the device being plugged in.

The researchers who published their findings have declared that 'all users' of iOS devices are at risk, as the hack doesn’t require user interaction. Applications are capable of being hidden on the device by potential hackers.

The charger under fire is said to be fairly large and based on the BeagleBone, a Linux PC the size of a credit card, so we won’t be seeing it scaled down to fit a normal iPhone or iPad just yet.

There will be a demonstration of the hack at the Black Hat security conference in July, as well as researchers talking people through how Apple’s defences can be bypassed via USB and what they can do to bolster their security to prevent these sort of hacks in the future.