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E-Cigarettes Can Give You Malware?
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.
2 years ago·Reply
Take what you read on the Internet with a grain of salt and do some research.
2 years ago·Reply
I doubt this is a real thing. all the e cig needs to know it on off and ignite the coil. not very complex technology
2 years ago·Reply
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
2 years ago·Reply