Researchers hack computer using malware encoded in synthetic DNA

In what they're calling the first evidence of a DNA-based exploit of a computer system, a team of scientists have successfully shown that a computer can be hacked through malicious code incorporated into synthetic DNA. While the exploit is still essentially hypothetical, with no evidence there are such threats currently in the wild, it does expose a major security flaw that could pose a significant problem in the future... Continue Reading Researchers hack computer using malware encoded in synthetic DNA Category: Computers Tags: Computer DNA Hack Security Virus Related Articles: Is the "NotPetya" ransomware a Russian cyberattack in disguise? DroneSentry jamming system open for orders Pentagon puts the call out to hackers to test its cyber defences Department of Defense doles out $70k to white-hat

Researchers hack computer using malware encoded in synthetic DNA

In what they're calling the first evidence of a DNA-based exploit of a computer system, a team of scientists have successfully shown that a computer can be hacked through malicious code ...

Thu 10 Aug 17 from Gizmag

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Thu 10 Aug 17 from MIT Technology Review

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Biohackers sequence computer malware right into the strands of DNA

DNA is like the hard drive for you body. Everything about who you are is stored in its endless spiraling strands. Recently there have been two key areas of research for scientists: sequencing ...

Thu 10 Aug 17 from Techspot

Scientists hack into a computer using DNA

The biological malware was created by experts at the University of Washington in Seattle, who say it is the first 'DNA-based exploit of a computer system.'

Thu 10 Aug 17 from Daily Mail

Malicous code written into DNA infects the computer that reads it

 In a mind-boggling world first, a team of biologists and security researchers have successfully infected a computer with a into a strand of DNA. It sounds like science fiction, but it’s ...

Thu 10 Aug 17 from TechCrunch

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