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Hackers Use Washing Machines To Steal Your Computer Files

A group of security researchers have revealed frightening new ways in which criminals can steal data from computer systems.

Instead of breaking into the computer network via the Internet, hackers can simply infect an office printer and turn it into a radio using a piece of software. It sounds strange, but a Manhattan startup has demonstrated that it is certainly possible, writes Jose Pagliery for CNN Money.

New cybersecurity weakness exposed

The team is able to make devices such as printers, washing machines and air-conditioning units broadcast invisible, inaudible signals which can be picked up for miles around. Their method could lead to a new era for hackers.

Currently the cyber security industry is focused on preventing unauthorized access to computer...