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A British scientist says he is the first man in the world to become infected with a computer virus.
Dr Mark Gasson from the University of Reading contaminated a computer chip which was then inserted into his hand.
The device, which enables him to pass through security doors and activate his mobile phone, is a sophisticated version of ID chips used to tag pets.
Originally posted by Ahabstar
At first I was expecting to see something along the lines of the Melinda (or I Love You) virus.
Pretty misleading title, unfortunately for what passes as a journalist these days, I don't think it was intentional.
Interesting idea, but easily detectible...I give it time though. Hard telling what we will see in this arena of "carriers".
This isn't any different then a cellphone with a computer virus and your dog ate it. Now the dog is the first dog infected with a computer virus?
Originally posted by nik1halo
reply to post by Master Shen long
Seriously, dude, you posted a thread on here without even properly reading the article yourself? Bad form :shk:
- BBC news correspondent - news 24
"The idea that we will soon have things like this under our skin (holds up RFID chip) seems like something out of science fiction"
Originally posted by marg6043
I worry more about the body reactions to foreign objects implanted than viruses within the implants.
Originally posted by kozmo
It advanced when hackers started using wi-fi and bluetooth technology to transmit a virus to your smart phone or steal data from your mobile device as they walked past you on the street.