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26 August, 2012

Scientists Successfully ‘Hack’ Brain To Obtain Private Data

Scientists Successfully ‘Hack’ Brain To Obtain Private Data - CBS Seattle: It sounds like something out of the movie “Johnny Mnemonic,” but scientists have successfully been able to “hack” a brain with a device that’s easily available on the open market.

Researchers from the University of California and University of Oxford in Geneva figured out a way to pluck sensitive information from a person’s head, such as pin numbers and bank information.

The scientists took an off-the-shelf Emotiv brain-computer interface, a device that costs around $299, which allows users to interact with their computers by thought...

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