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First Human 'Infected with Computer Virus'

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posted on May, 28 2010 @ 10:11 PM
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A British scientist says he is the first man in the world to become infected with a computer virus.



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Dr Mark Gasson from the University of Reading had a chip inserted in his hand which was then infected with a virus.

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.

In trials, Dr Gasson showed that the chip was able to pass on the computer virus to external control systems.

If other implanted chips had then connected to the system they too would have been corrupted, he said.

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Dr Gasson admits that the test is a proof of principle but he thinks it has important implications for a future where medical devices such as pacemakers and cochlear implants become more sophisticated, and risk being contaminated by other human implants.


RFID chips are bad mmmkay!




posted on May, 28 2010 @ 10:33 PM
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This is very interesting. Who knows what other schemes will be attached to RFID chips (if implemented). Advertisements? More scams? Identity theft?

I think I have some sort of chip in my ear, by the way.



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 10:45 PM
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I think I have some sort of chip in my ear, by the way.


THAT, is very interesting, would you be at all inclined to elaborate with more detail?



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