?Spying? and ?spamming? irons and kettles from China seized in St. Petersburg

?Spying? and ?spamming? irons and kettles from China seized in St. PetersburgA batch of ?spying? household irons and kettles from China has been spotted and seized in St. Petersburg; the kitchen utensils can hook up to networks and send out viruses and spam all on their own

A batch of ?spying? household irons and kettles from China has been spotted and seized in St. Petersburg. The kitchen utensils had special built-in chips enabling them to hook up to networks and send out viruses and spam all on their own, the Vesti TV website reported. The devices are said to be designed to use Wi-Fi channels to tap any unprotected computers within 200 meters. All a user would need to inadvertently trigger the ?spying operation? is just plug such a kettle to a local electrical circuit. The importer, whose name has not been disclosed, was reportedly shocked to see such a ?surprise? from its Chinese counterpart, a yet-unnamed company with a history of fruitful business relationship with the St...