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Scientist infects himself with computer virus

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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.

Dr Mark Gasson from the University of Reading infected a computer chip implanted in his hand with the virus and then transmitted it to a PC to prove that malware can move between human and computer.

Chips that can be implanted into the body have been around for a while, and Gasson uses one in place of a security pass to gain secure access to the building, and to activate his mobile phone.

rest here




Wat?

Proving once again that the term "British Scientist" is a Oxymoron.

What a stupid stunt proving absolutely nothing.

Must be funding time again on that side of the pond, and this sot needs to stir up press in hopes of trolling for a few euros.

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