Chinese made E Cigarettes might help you cut your habit, but break you PC

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It’s better for smokers to quit smoking. Are you using electronic cigarettes (E-cigarettes) instead normal ones?? Still, you should quit your smoking habit, because it not only damages your health, but could pose a danger risk to the health of your computer.
E-cigarettes have become the latest vector for hackers to distribute malicious software. E-cigarettes manufactured in China are reportedly being used to spread malware via a USB port (e cigarette malware) to computers when users plug in for charging it up.
The report broke when an executive at a “large corporation” had been infected with e cigarette malware¬†from an undetermined source after he quit smoking and switched to e-cigarettes made in China, detailed a recent post to social news forum Reddit.
China Made E-Cigarettes Could Infect Your Computer with Malware

Rik Ferguson, a security consultant for Trend Micro, also considers the matter plausible and says, “Production line malware has been around for a few years, infecting photo frames, MP3 players and more.” In 2008, for instance, a photo frame produced by Samsung shipped with malware on the product’s install disc, the Guardianreported.

“Hackers are able to exploit any electronic device to serve malware to a poorly protected network,”Pierluigi Paganini, chief information security officer at ID management firm, said in a blog post. “Despite the [fact the] idea could appear hilarious, many electronic cigarettes can be charged over USB using a special cable or by inserting one end of the cigarette directly into a USB port.”

Just be careful as if you are plugging these into your work machine you might be bring your bosses business to its knees, and you could lose your job.
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