OMG! The O.MG Cable!


O.MG cables are a type of USB cable that are designed for use by penetration testers and security professionals. They are not intended for general use. However, they are sometimes available for purchase in the UK. 


As e-commerce sellers, you must always ensure the safety and security of your business, and this includes all of the kit we use, even with kit as obscure as chargers or USB cables. 

What Are O.MG Cables?


O.MG cables are designed to look like normal USB cables, but they contain a hidden implant that can be used to hack into devices. The implant can be used to steal data, install malware, or take control of a device.

How Do O.MG Cables Work?


When an O.MG cable is plugged into a device, the implant will automatically start scanning for vulnerabilities. If a vulnerability is found, the implant will exploit it and gain access to the device.

What Are The Risks Of Using O.MG Cables?

O.MG cables are a powerful tool that can be used to do harm. If you are not familiar with how to use them, it is best to avoid them. Some of the risks of using O.MG cables include:


  • Data theft

  • Malware infection

  • Device takeover

How To Protect Yourself From O.MG Cable​

There are a few things you can do to protect yourself from O.MG cables:

  • Only use cables from trusted sources.

  • Be suspicious of any cables that are offered to you for free.

  • Inspect cables carefully before using them. Look for any signs of tampering, such as loose wires or strange markings.

  • Keep your devices up to date with the latest security patches.

  • Be careful about what websites you visit and what files you download.

  • Use a good antivirus program to scan your devices for malware.

  • Back up your data regularly.


O.MG cables look like ordinary USB cables. They have the same size, shape, and colour as a regular USB cable. However, they contain a hidden implant that can be used to hack into devices. The implant is typically located in the connector of the cable.

Here are some of the things you can look for to identify an O.MG cable:

  • A seam on the side of the cable

  • A small notch on the back of the cable

  • A different weight than a regular USB cable

  • A different texture than a regular USB cable


If you are unsure whether a cable is an O.MG cable, it is best to avoid using it.

How To Detect O.MG Cables​

Let’s look at some visual examples between an Apple cable (on the left) and an O.MG cable (on the right). The telltale signs of an O.MG cable are generally consistent.

  1. Matte finish. Apple cables have a more matte finish compared to the O.MG cable:

  1. Look for the notch on the front of the cable. Apple does not have this. O.MG does.