$5 'Poison Tap' hacks locked computers
A developer has created a $5 (£4) device that can hack into an unattended computer even with a locked screen.
The tool called Poison Tap can break into a password-protected computer if the user has left an internet browser running in the background.
The attacker can then remotely use the victim's web accounts undetected.
Samy Kamkar, who has made a YouTube video showing what happens when it breaks into a computer, created the device on a Raspberry Pi microcomputer.
He demonstrated it working on a Macintosh computer, but indicated that it would work on other platforms.
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