@LoganDice "going to"? XD
@LoganDice this has white-collar gov't espionage written all over it, holy shit
@LoganDice Way closer to crispr attack wasps than I thought.
@LoganDice This feels like "theoretically possible" is more likely. I mean why would a gene sequencer be executing gene code? And for that matter, why would a "generic" gene sequencer interpret a given strand of DNA as code, let alone a *specific* set of instructions. It sounds to me like a fantastic science fiction plotline, but not vaguely practical in the real world right now (when it is less likely that it's been considered by the manufactures). But then I don't know.
@LoganDice The future, if we make it that far, is gonna be wild!
@LoganDice That's just sensationalist nonsense. Obviously, even if the gene sequencers were developed by people stupid enough not to have anticipated this, it's a simple software/firmware update to make it impossible.
Essentially, they're simply describing the equivalent of adding a partially quoted SQL command to a form field to mess with a web server's database.
These days, all important web servers escape data in a way that makes this impossible.
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