fake e-cigarettes could hack computers, warn experts

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e-cigarettes could become the latest weapon for hackers after a security researcher has show just how dangerous they can be.speaking to sky news, ross bevington showed how a fake e-cigarette could be charged via usb and deliver a potentially devastating virus to the victim’s computer. arminstautberlin via getty images giving a talk at the bsides security conference in london bevington was able to demonstrate how an e-cigarette could be hacked to falsely appear as a keyboard or another peripheral.once safely connected to the pc it could deliver just a few lines of code that would then kickstart the download process of a powerful virus.earlier this year another hacker and researcher known as fouroctets uploaded a video to twitter which showed how an e-cigarette could be used to deliver just enough code to force a message to appear on the screen.while this is in and of itself harmless, it shows that while you couldn’t store an entire virus on the e-cig you could easily store a ......

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