It is rare but increasingly common that humans have chips planted in them for medical or security reasons. According to a story on ZdnetAsia, a Chinese scientist implanted with a security chip which let him open doors and use a locked mobile phone, was able to spread a virus from the chip in his hand to the security system in the building he was entering.
Equally, the system could spread a computer virus back to the chip in the person. The research just
So people with medical chip implants are open to a new vulnerability – computer viruses.
The scientist warned against the trend of implanting medical chips when they’re not necessary – for example chips which contain medical records like allergy information, in lieu of medical info bracelets.[via zdnet, from news.xinhuanet.com]