A Hacker Speaks: How Malware Could Ruin Your Laptop

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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.