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Old 4th March, 2012, 12:45 AM
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The Pwn Plug is a little white box that can hack your network

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When Jayson E. Street broke into the branch office of a national bank in May of last year, the branch manager could not have been more helpful. Dressed like a technician, Street walked in and said he was there to measure "power fluctuations on the power circuit." To do this, he'd need to plug a small white device that looked like a power adapter onto the wall.

The power fluctuation story was total BS, of course. Street had been hired by the bank to test out security at 10 of its West Coast branch offices. He was conducting what's called a penetration test. This is where security experts pretend to be bad guys in order to spot problems.
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