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Now e-cigarettes can give you malware

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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.

 

Best answers to that on the back of a cigarette packet please  :lol:

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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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Using a USB port to charge an e-cig takes 10 times longer than a traditional wall electrical outlet. I don't think smokers are that patient.

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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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