In Pictures: The 10 weirdest, wildest, most shocking security exploits ever

Surprise! Bad guys are getting creative

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If Inspector Gadget ever tries to give you a hug, run away screaming. The cybernetics that seem so cool in games like Deus Ex and other works of fiction are open to the same exploits as any other electronic device, as evidenced by the ominous tale of Mark Gasson, the first human being to contract a computer virus.

Gasson, a cybernetics expert at the University of Reading, infected an RFID implant embedded in his hand with a custom-made virus, which jumped to his lab's computers and then infected the RFID swipe cards of any of his colleagues who entered the facility.

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