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      This cryptocurrency-mining router heated up enough to serve fried eggs
      It’s the breakfast of champion (hackers).

      By Alfred Ng | August 8, 2018

      Fried eggs are a classic recipe, often cooked in a pan on top of a stove. But it’s 2018, and in case you feel like you’re living in a dystopian future, here’s a hack to fry them on a router instead.

      At the Black Hat cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Symantec showed off its cooking station — an overheated router that surged up to 150 degrees Fahrenheit thanks to Coinhive — malware that infects devices and uses them to mine for cryptocurrency.

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