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British Scientist Infected With Computer Virus

British Scientist Infected With Computer Virus
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Dr Mark Gasson from the University of Reading demonstrates that a virus can move between a human and computer.

Naresh Kumar
  • 27 may 2010

A British scientist has infected himself with a computer virus in order to show the implications of computer viruses in medical implants. Dr Mark Gasson from the University of Reading first infected a computer chip which was inserted into his hand and then transmitted it to a computer, showing that the virus was able to pass between a human and computer. Gasson says that a person with an infected chip implant can potentially infect someone else and with medical implant devices such as pacemakers and cochlear implants becoming more advanced, the risk of being contaminated by other human implants could be very real.

Dr. Gasson speaks to the BBC in the video below:

[via Techworld]

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