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How e-cigarettes can be used to hack computers

How e-cigarettes can be used to hack computers

How e-cigarettes can be used to hack computers even if a vape pen seems like it’s simply charging, it could actually be compromising your computer, security researchers warn.

Security researchers have demonstrated How e-cigarettes can be used to hack computers

With only minor modifications, the vape pen can be used by attackers to compromise the computers they are connected to, even if it seems just like they are charging.
This warning How e-cigarettes can be used to hack computers was given by researchers

Giving a presentation at BSides London, Ross Bevington showed how an e-cigarette could be used to attack a computer by fooling the computer to believe it was a keyboard or by tampering with its network traffic. read more

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New Cigarette Packging Rules Come Into Force

New Cigarette Packging Rules Come Into Force

Cigarettes are being sold in the UK in standardised green packaging with explicit images from today, under  new cigarette packaging rules designed to cut the number of smokers.

The measures are designed to prevent young people taking up the habit – but some say they are “a declaration of war on consumers”.

New cigarette packing rules comes after the world’s four largest tobacco firms lost a legal challenge against the Government’s new plain packaging rules at the High Court on Thursday. read more

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HIV Life Expectancy ‘Near Normal’ Thanks To New Drugs

HIV Life Expectancy ‘Near Normal’ Thanks To New Drugs

HIV Life Expectancy ‘Near Normal’ Thanks To New Drugs. Young people on the latest HIV drugs now have near-normal life expectancy because of improvements in treatments, a study in The Lancet suggests.

Twenty-year-olds who started antiretroviral therapy in 2010 are projected to live 10 years longer than those first using it in 1996, it found.

Doctors say that starting treatment early is crucial to achieve a long and healthy life. read more

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The ‘Dementia Robot’ Mario Can Help People With Dementia

The ‘Dementia Robot’ Mario Can Help People With Dementia

Dementia Robot’ Mario

The dementia robot which can help you find your  keys, reminds you to book holidays and even talks about the weather… but can it REALLY rescue the elderly victims of Britain’s loneliness epidemic?

  • Mario’ has been designed to help people suffering from dementia
  • The £15,000 robot is being tested on people with early stages of the disease
  • The ‘revolutionary’ gadget has been designed to help keep minds active
  • But there are fears that Mario could result in reduced human contact

He can make small-talk about the weather, help you find your keys and prompt reminiscences of family holidays.

And Mario the robot has just one mission in life: to help people suffering from dementia. read more

Husband Charged Over Essex Care Home Shooting

Husband Charged Over Essex Care Home Shooting

Husband Charged Over Essex Care Home Shooting. Ronald King, 86, is accused of murdering his wife Rita at a residential home in Walton-on-the-Naze and is remanded in custody.

The husband of the 81-year-old woman who was shot dead at a care home in Essex has appeared in court charged with her murder.

Ronald King, 86, is accused of killing his wife Rita at the De La Mer House in Walton-on-the-Naze on Monday morning. read more

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Boy With Tumour Has Testicular Tissue Frozen

Boy With Tumour Has Testicular Tissue Frozen

Boy With Tumour Has Testicular Tissue Frozen. The wedge of tissue was taken from one of his testes and contains sperm stem cells that could be used to preserve his fertility.

A nine-year-old boy with a brain tumour has had testicular tissue frozen in the hope he can one day still have children. read more

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