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Scientist Infects Self With Computer Virus

(User Submitted) – A computer virus has infected a human for the first time—sort of. British cybernetics expert Dr. Mark Gasson had a chip implanted in his hand that can open security doors and unlock his cell phone. However, before he implanted it, he deliberately infected it with a computer virus that targets his lab's security system. "Once the system is infected, anybody accessing the building with their passcard would be infected, too," Gasson told Sky News.

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The virus is harmless but it shows how easily a malicious virus could take down an electronic security system. According to Gasson, it also exposes a major weakness in the chips that control pacemakers. He recommends that medical devices be encrypted and password protected. Read the full article. (Read more Mark Gasson stories.)

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