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The next frontier for malware?

Post by Vulpine on Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:14 am
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I've always been a big robots/cybernetics fan (Asimov, ftw), and have generally felt that once implants become available to the general public, I would happily jump on that bandwagon. This gives me pause, though...

http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/man-infects-himself-with-computer-virus/

Adware that sends me spam based upon my thoughts? Keylogging brains or finger strokes? It sounds like a pretty interesting, if not extremely dangerous, scope of development.
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Re: The next frontier for malware?

Post by Goatboy on Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:20 am
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I've often thought about this myself. I would gladly give up a chunk of muscle and skin tissue on my left arm to have a flexible touch-screen device implanted. Basically like an advanced PDA, it would have not only those functions, but could monitor my heart rate, blood sugar levels, temp, etc. But as with just about anything electric, it could be hacked, for better or for worse.
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Re: The next frontier for malware?

Post by LoGiCaL__ on Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:00 am
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I have to admit, when I first seen the link I pictured some guy with a implant in his brain that he purposely infected with some kind of malicious virus that when the implant was activated he started shitting his pants and had convulsions. Either way, still an interesting read.
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Re: The next frontier for malware?

Post by JoeyPardella on Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:57 am
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Interesting. We have RFID chips in our IDs for a year now and everybody was outraged because of the possible monitoring a government could do.
And this could be an effective way of displaying the security issues coming with that sort of technology carrying personal data.

I think I'll have to add this to my to-learn list.
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Re: The next frontier for malware?

Post by sanddbox on Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:30 am
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LoGiCaL__ wrote:I have to admit, when I first seen the link I pictured some guy with a implant in his brain that he purposely infected with some kind of malicious virus that when the implant was activated he started shitting his pants and had convulsions. Either way, still an interesting read.


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