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E-Cigarettes Can Be Used To Hack Computers

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News brokeyesterday thatE-cigarettes can be used to hack computers.Many e-cigarettes can be charged over USB, either with a special cable, or by plugging the cigarette itself directly into a USB port on a computer, security researchers warn that your computer could actually be compromised by the simple act of charging a vape pen with just a few simple tweaks to the vaporizer.Adam Brown, Manager of Security SolutionsatSynopsyscommented below.

Adam Brown, Manager of Security SolutionsatSynopsys:

“Last year the University of Illinois and University of Michigan published research that showed if a hacker deliberately dropped a USB stick (which could have malware on it) there was a 50% chance that someone would pick it up and plug it into a computer.As Bevington’s recent research shows a vape pipe could easily be modified to work as any kind of peripheral device when...(continued)

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