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Old 13-08-18, 00:59
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Default This rigged charger can hijack your new laptop

A report with a warning from BBC News Technology:

This rigged charger can hijack your new laptop - BBC News
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A neat feature of many modern laptops is the ability to power them up through the USB port. Unlike the rectangular USB ports of old, the newer type - USB-C - can carry enough power to charge your machine.

Thatís great news: it means you donít need to add a separate port just for charging. And when the USB port isnít being used for power, it can be used for something useful, like plugging in a hard drive, or your phone.

But while you and I may look at that as an improvement, hackers see an opportunity to exploit a new vulnerability.
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