Friday, July 27, 2012
RFID Chips Can Catch Computer Virus
BBC News Technology video reports RFID "...implanted identity chips can pick up computer viruses." An experiment conducted by Reading University's Mark Gasson demonstrated RFID virus susceptibility, and suggests, chip should be viewed as a simple computer able to do some tasks. Gasson portrays vulnerability as a risk of technology, there's good and bad! Is it time to for some benefit-to-cost risk assessment? The present viewer finds remark suggesting implantable tech such as pacemaker chip or deep brain stimulator can be infected and likening human figure to a "...walking computer infected with a virus" - just plain curious! The last comment is equally disquieting, "...there's no danger, right now, of somebody say with a pacemaker getting a computer virus."