Biohackers Encoded Malware in a Strand of DNA | WIRED


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Biohackers  security  DNA  rfw  Malware  from twitter
9 weeks ago by cveira
“We know that if an adversary has control over the data a computer is processing, it can potentially take over that computer,” says Tadayoshi Kohno, the University of Washington computer science professor who led the project, comparing the technique to traditional hacker attacks that package malicious code in web pages or an email attachment. “That means when you’re looking at the security of computational biology systems, you’re not only thinking about the network connectivity and the USB drive and the user at the keyboard but also the information stored in the DNA they’re sequencing. It’s about considering a different class of threat.”
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9 weeks ago by leolaporte
In new research they plan to present at the USENIX Security conference on Thursday, a group of researchers from the University of Washington has shown for the first time that it’s possible to encode malicious software into physical strands of DNA, so that when a gene sequencer analyzes it the resulting data becomes a program that corrupts gene-sequencing software and takes control of the underlying computer.
nfts  security  genetics  hack  bio 
10 weeks ago by mildlydiverting
RT : DNA malware is a thing. Cyberpunk novelists give up.
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10 weeks ago by mrtoto
DNA malware is a thing. Cyberpunk novelists give up.
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10 weeks ago by mikeflynn
DNA malware is a thing. Cyberpunk novelists give up.
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10 weeks ago by dalcrose
RT : Truly astonishing feat of embedding malware in a DNA sequence that takes over the computer analyzing it.
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10 weeks ago by burritojustice
Information must be free.
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10 weeks ago by jgordon
RT : I did not see this coming: Hacking gene sequencers by inserting malware in DNA.
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10 weeks ago by samin
Okay, so THIS is definitely new
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10 weeks ago by eaton
A group of researchers from the University of Washington has shown for the first time that it’s possible to encode malicious software into physical strands of DNA.
WIRED  College:Engineering  Allen.School  !UWitM  2017  genetics&dna 
10 weeks ago by uwnews
This is wild. Inserting malware into DNA that targets sequencing software.
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10 weeks ago by hxrts
Biohackers Encoded Malware in a Strand of DNA | WIRED - hacking into computers via DNA sequencing
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10 weeks ago by kexrex
Scientists Put Malware in DNA For the First Time
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10 weeks ago by mathewi