jueves, 27 de noviembre de 2014 – 21 de Noviembre de 2014 – Irlanda

E-cigarettes could infect your computer with a virus

E-cigarettes might be better for you than their analogue equivalent, but they could seriously damage the health of your computer.

Reports are emerging that some of them have been found to contain malware that has infected their owners' PCs when plugged in to charge.

Many e-cigarettes can be charged by being plugged into a USB port but if they’re pre-loaded with malware, it could lead to a nasty digital infection.

A report on Reddit says that a malware infection was traced to an e-cig after all other avenues had been explored.

The infected user said: "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."

In recent years, malware has been found in lots of devices, ranging from digital photo frames to MP3 players.

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