DNA sequencing exploit

'Adversarial DNA' breeds buffer overflow bugs in PCs

Scientists from the University of Washington have created synthetic DNA that produced malware of a sort. Detailed in a paper titled “Computer Security, Privacy, and DNA Sequencing: Compromising Computers with Synthesized DNA, Privacy Leaks, and More”, the authors explain that they decided to “synthesize DNA strands that, after …

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