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This past week, a thread on Reddit has been sparking conversation about malware coming from E-cigarettes . At a large corporation, one of the executives was infected with malware and the IT department was investigating how it happened. All traditional forms of security checks did not help them find the culprit - until the executive mentioned he had started using E-cigarettes and had connected it to the computer to charge. The conclusion? “The made in China e-cigarette had malware hardcoded into the charger, and when plugged into a computer’s USB port the malware phoned home and infected the system.” My mind is being blown right now. Does anyone out there know anything about this or can confirm if this is possible? Reddit Thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/talesfromtechsupport/comments/2mkmlm/the_boss_has_malware_again/
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i really doubt it.. the only coding these things are supposed to have is the binary off and on button. shouldnt have anywhere to store memory either.
What in the world...so sketch. I'll let you know if I find something...now I don't know if I should trust cheap usb chargers...
yea...that happened at my old high school. the real problem was underage smokers were trying to get high off of cheap e cigs by taking hits without vape. its really not going to explode if you know how to take care of a vape pen, singlw hit, or dripper
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