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Rise of the Biohackers: Researchers Encode Malware in DNA Strands in World First

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University of Washington researchers have successfully encoded malware into DNA strands, using it to exploit a computer that analyzed the genetic material in a groundbreaking world first. The breakthrough throws up a number of troubling possibilities - one being malware encoded into genetic material potentially becoming a threat vector.

The team, led by Professor Tadayoshi Kohno (who has a history of investigating unusual attack vectors), were inspired out of concern that security infrastructure …

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