[uk] Health Warning: Now E-cigarettes Can Give You Malware

“after All Traditional Means Of Infection Were Covered, It Started Looking Into Other Possibilities.

A report on social news site Reddit suggests that at least one “vaper” has suffered the downside of trusting their cigarette manufacturer. “One particular executive had a malware infection on his computer from which the source could not be determined,” the user writes. “After all traditional means of infection were covered, IT started looking into other possibilities. Combine the two, says Ferguson, “and a very strong case can be made for enterprises disabling USB ports, or at least using device management to allow only authorised devices. Even more concerning is a recent proof-of-concept attack called “BadUSB”, which involves reprogramming USB devices at the hardware level. “Very widely spread USB controller chips, including those in thumb drives, have no protection from such reprogramming,” says Berlin-based firm SRLabs, which released the code.
citation source: http://www.tobaccotodayonline.com/tobacco-news/uk-health-warning-now-e-cigarettes-can-give-you-malware/

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