March 15, 2006

Good Chips, Bad Chips, Hacked Chips

Here's a good one ...

The same day that the Washington Post runs an article on the use of implantable RFID chips for medical record keeping, the NY Times has a piece about how RFID chips can be infected with computer viruses.

That'd be quite a hack ... Either collecting or changing the medical history of someone by infecting their RFID chip with a virus, or using people as Trojan Horses to introduce viruses into hospital computer systems for nefarious or malicious purposes.

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