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Now e-cigarettes can give you malware


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http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/nov/21/e-cigarettes-malware-computers

 

 

E-cigarettes may be better for your health than normal ones, but spare a thought for your poor computer – electronic cigarettes have become the latest vector for malicious software, according to online reports.

 

 

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for devices that use a PC USB port for recharging, there is no reason for that port to need all 4 pins.

those sort of devices should only have the outer power+ and the power- as they don't need the inner data+ or data- pins.

that way there would be no possibility of malware transfer.

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I wonder how antivirus with built in USB Protection deals with an infected e-cig.

 

Chokes it up, I bet.  :P

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There will need to be a new health warning by the Surgeon General;

 

Smoking causes cancer.

May contain traces of malware.

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Sooooo, if you plug your e-cigarette into your internet connected car, you better have a good firewall, right?  :ph34r: 

 

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Sooooo, if you plug your e-cigarette into your internet connected car, you better have a good firewall, right?  :ph34r:

LOL, good one.  (cause car actually do have firewalls) (just to state the obvious for all the non-automobile techies)

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MMMuuuaaaahhhaaahhaa.  :lol: 

Didn't know if anybody would get it or not, not my best work, spur of the moment, ya know.

 

But seriously, folks . . . I find it very disturbing that an automobile hurtling down the highway at 70 MPH might be hackable. 

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Well this can help  USB Condom  and No it's not a joke.

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damn, I should have patented my post #2 thought when I had the chance.

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