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Man Infects Self with Computer Virus

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posted on May, 28 2010 @ 06:09 PM
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We have in the past told of our friend, Amal Graafstra, who has an RFID chip implanted in his hand. Now a British scientist has done Amal one ‘better’ - Dr. Mark Gasson has given the RFID chip that he has implanted in his hand a virus, and he has passed the virus from his flesh-embedded RFID chip to external systems.

Dr. Gasson, a scientist at the University of Reading, did this to prove a point: that it is possible for embedded chips to be carriers of computer viruses which could then be passed to other embedded RFID chips through an external vector.

If you think this is the sort of thing which only happens in science fiction, think again. As Gasson points out, “This type of technology has been commercialised in the United States as a type of medical alert bracelet, so that if you’re found unconscious you can be scanned and your medical history brought up.”

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