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Researcher says $5 device can hack locked computers

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Nov
2016
Researcher says $5 device can hack locked computers

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A security researcher says he’s created a $5 device that can hack locked Apple and Windows computers. Samy Kamkar says his device, which he is calling “PoisonTap,” is no more expensive than the $5 Raspberry Pi mini-computer it runs off of.

The tool mimics a hardwired network, which Mac and Windows computers are designed to trust even when a computer is locked.

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