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What does USB Debugging mean

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What does USB Debugging mean?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Josh replied 5 years ago.

USB Debugging is intended for development purposes only. It can be used to copy data between your computer and your device, install applications on your device without notification, and read log data.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Is it a big security threat to have it on my phone? I use it to tether to my mac.
Expert:  Josh replied 5 years ago.
It is not a threat at all.

It is used for development purposes. It can help a developer know where flaws are or what they can fix in the future.
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