A Hacker Speaks: How Malware Could Ruin Your Laptop


Malicious hackers with access to your laptop could load small spyware programs onto your battery chip, where they would become undetected by any antivirus software. PC World interviews a “good” hacker and security researcher who points out “there’s definitely a risk that malware could brick your battery so it never works again. I don’t know why someone would do that, except just to be mean.”

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Elaine Rigoli

Elaine Rigoli is PRIVATE WiFi's manager of digital content strategy.