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Here we go buwhaha! Scientist Implanted With A Microchip Gets Infected With A Computer Virus

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posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 09:14 PM
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I knew it wouldn't take long! lol



Could you imagine? Calling into work: "Ummm...yea I am afraid that I won't be able to make it into work today....I caught a....virus :-/ No...no...I feel fine really...it's just that ___________" Buwhaha...fill in the blank ;-)




posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 09:31 PM
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Was his Norton trial up? Stupid 30 day free trial!



posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 09:39 PM
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if his chip is infected by a virus what exactly is it doing to the chip. the video never explained how the virus affected the chip.



posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 09:42 PM
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Perhaps a host-based IDS would be prudent?

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[edit on 4-8-2010 by misinformational]



posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 09:44 PM
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Originally posted by misinformational
reply to post by Newbomb Turk
 


Perhaps a host-based IDS would be prudent?
Nah RFID/Smartchips don't have anyway to actually become infected by a virus.



posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 09:48 PM
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LOL!!!!!!!!

Maybe they should get Apple to make them an iChip seeing as they 'don't get viruses', or install an antivirus like Norton. but they'll need a rucksack to contain the bloatware thereby negating the 'advantage' of the chip in the first place.

Wait until they get infected with spyware and rootkits, then the pharmaceutical companies will know who to target with their mercury laden products.

This could get very complicated.

I think I'll just stick with my door key, and the good old on/off buton.



posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 09:52 PM
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I think I'll just stick with my door key, and the good old on/off buton.


Society would be well-served if people had on/off buttons.



posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 09:52 PM
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Is this the same thing as the guy that implanted the microchip with a virus on purpose for a reason I forget? It was a few months ago.



posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 10:00 PM
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Couldn't agree more.
I've always been a big fan myself, but a heating element would come in handy during the winter.



posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 10:19 PM
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Originally posted by Zaxxon

Originally posted by misinformational
reply to post by Newbomb Turk
 


Perhaps a host-based IDS would be prudent?
Nah RFID/Smartchips don't have anyway to actually become infected by a virus.


I am going to assume that you loaded up the sarcastic shells before you fired that line.


Learn more about RFID Virus and MalWare creation and deployment here.

Years and years ago, when VeriChip was first bringing this tech to light, I was in the crowd that said "not even if my life depended on it" to the subdermal chip. The more I see them going forward, the more I think back to how it was forcasted that hackers would find a way through.

Here you go. This is the way through. This is no different than any other form of ID theft and malicious vulnerability that exists with all of the other technology in your possession.

I am going to repeat myself to the masses...

"My hand will be cold, clamy and limp when the chip gets implanted, because you will in fact have to kill me dead to keep me from resisting."



posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 10:20 PM
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Might have to erase his brain and reinstall his operating system from the backup cds. Oh, that's right you don't get any backup cds anymore. Think his brain could run Linux.



posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 10:41 PM
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Originally posted by wheresthetruth

Originally posted by Zaxxon

Originally posted by misinformational
reply to post by Newbomb Turk
 


Perhaps a host-based IDS would be prudent?
Nah RFID/Smartchips don't have anyway to actually become infected by a virus.


I am going to assume that you loaded up the sarcastic shells before you fired that line.


Learn more about RFID Virus and MalWare creation and deployment here.

Years and years ago, when VeriChip was first bringing this tech to light, I was in the crowd that said "not even if my life depended on it" to the subdermal chip. The more I see them going forward, the more I think back to how it was forcasted that hackers would find a way through.
Sure, you can use the RFID's as a storage medium. If you have a scanner that will actually execute code from an RFID, then I think you have a problem. The RFID doesn't have some virus eating away or changing its data, it simply can carry a payload. A scanner could also modify an RFID to input the payload on the RFID chip.

Again though, for it to infect the next scanner, then that next scanner would need to be able to execute code read from an RFID. One hopes that COTS scanners won't do that.



posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 11:19 PM
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Heh, Infected with a virus from a microchip.


Okay, I was thinking of Stephen Hawking jokes, but I won't pursue it any further.



posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 11:28 PM
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Sure, you can use the RFID's as a storage medium. If you have a scanner that will actually execute code from an RFID, then I think you have a problem. The RFID doesn't have some virus eating away or changing its data, it simply can carry a payload. A scanner could also modify an RFID to input the payload on the RFID chip.


Someone's been watchin' WAY too much Johnny Mnemonic



posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 11:41 PM
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In the future, hackers will inject your brain with 40 terabytes of gay porn and erase all your memories.



posted on Aug, 5 2010 @ 02:07 AM
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That is AWESOME. Really, I mean...I just wonder when this will become a situation that really worries a ton of people. Then again...it might already scare a ton of people. Either way, is this one of the scenarios that could cause a real zombie apocalypse? A large group of people with chips implanted and a virus something similar to this one pretty much renders you brain dead? I imagine a hacker (not that different from Mythic Chris's hacker) could maybe implant some sort of information about eating humans or what not? Erase all other memories/functional thinking and there you have it.

Though I doubt it would ever get this far...



posted on Aug, 5 2010 @ 09:49 AM
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Originally posted by misinformational
reply to post by Zaxxon
 



Sure, you can use the RFID's as a storage medium. If you have a scanner that will actually execute code from an RFID, then I think you have a problem. The RFID doesn't have some virus eating away or changing its data, it simply can carry a payload. A scanner could also modify an RFID to input the payload on the RFID chip.


Someone's been watchin' WAY too much Johnny Mnemonic
ha! What a horrible movie. But what I said above is true, but I doubt that scanners outside a test bed will execute code from an RFID chip. If they do then that's a major oversite. But unfortunately the guy in the video seems to indicate that his computer's scanner actually does.



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