Hackers group keep on changing their mindset every now and then to make new technologies and programs to attack the computer. According to the recent study, they have used DNA strand to encode the malware. Once this malware affected DNA strand enters into the computer, hackers can take over the entire information residing into their system.
This is one of the strongest ways to hack the computer systems. Prof. Tadayoshi Kohno at the Washington University said, “The one who has permission to access and modify the data of the computer system can take over the entire system.” Attacking a computer using DNA strand methodology is much malevolent than the other attack methods like attacking a system through malicious email.
If hackers went on applying this trick of attacking computers one day they would definitely get an access to a knowledgeable property or carrying out DNA testing of a criminal. Organizations can even inject the malicious code into the products that are genetically altered. This will help them to keep their trading procedures undisclosed.
Peter Ney, a lead researcher of the project said, “This new technology can have intimidating utilization in upcoming years.” Till now using a DNA for hacking a system was just a predictability and imagination, but today the hypothesis made has stood true. In actual, hackers are now using the same controlling the data of a computer system.
As DNA does not change its information for years and years, it will be beneficial to preserve the data into the hard drive or the flash memory. If this technology of storing data in the DNA comes into the market, the hacker’s attacks can also be managed efficiently.
This technology will come into the market only when storing the information in the DNA comes in use. Still more studies need to be carried out on DNA fusion, sequencing, and processing.