Security's Everyman

Security's Everyman

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

A new threat to security

I ran across this story today and it sends chills up my spine. A new wave of attack technology. DARPA is implanting chips in moths that will allow them to be controlled remotely and possible infiltrate enemy camps and beam back A/V signals.

What are the security implications of this for us? Are we now also going to have to be exterminators? I know this sounds ridiculous, but if this gets into the wrong hands it could prove to be a real problem. Imagine a moth watching you enter you password or sending video of your security configs to a hacker. What about listening in to conversations about security plans or board meetings?

This gives a whole new meaning to "shoulder surfing". I gotta go get a can of bug spray. :)

1 comment:

Michael R. Farnum said...

No worries. All you have to do is keep a bug zapper close to your desk. That's entertainment where I am from (Mississippi)!


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