Mark Gasson, a senior research fellow working at the University of Reading’s
‘infected’ himself with a computer virus by implanting an RFID chip into his
Sophos experts claim that while it is possible to put any software code onto
an RFID chip, the code would not be read until an RFID reader came into contact
with the affected RFID chip. Furthermore, the software connected with the RFID
reader itself would need to have a security vulnerability in order to allow the
malicious code to be run.
Nevertheless, Dr Gasson has claimed that in the future that pacemakers and
deep brain stimulators could be infected by other devices.