Your Brain May Not Be Safe From Hackers

by ParentCo. August 04, 2016

The University of Washington revealed how hackers could insert images into dodgy apps and recording the brain's unintentional reaction using brain-computer interfaces.

Cyberthieves might be mining personal information from your brainwaves at this very moment.

And although this may sound like a plot from a science fiction film, it is a growing concern among researchers who have demanded officials implement a privacy and security framework to block hackers from reading our neural signals.

Researchers at the University of Washington say that time is running out and officials need to employ a privacy and security framework to stop those who would use our own brains against us 'Broadly speaking, the problem with brain-computer interfaces is that, with most of the devices these days, when you're picking up electric signals to control an application... 'Existing and emerging privacy and security threats may be viewed as an attack on human rights to privacy and dignity'.... Source: Hackers could get inside your BRAIN | Daily Mail Online



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