Here’s something to ruin your day:
Techworld reports that a British scientist claims to have become the first human to be infected by a computer virus, in an experiment he says has important implications for the future of implantable technology.
It’s possible, says Dr Mark Gasson from the University of Reading, for a cellphone, or even a pacemaker, or other medical device to be infected with a virus by another chip or device.
He infected a computer chip with a virus and implanted it in his hand, to prove that malware can move between human and computer. These devices, like increasingly common RFID chips, can contain computer programs and data, and those can be infected with viruses.
So boys and girls, forget chemical warfare, some day – oh joy – we could all be made into zombies by infected chips.
Glimpse of the Future: We’ll all be one big walking computer virus
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