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This guy has a chip in his hand that can hack your phone

This guy has a chip in his hand that can hack your phone
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From phishing emails to infected websites, there are plenty of threats out there putting your smartphone at risk. Now, you may have to worry about someone waving at your phone, too. That's because a Florida man has injected a chip into his hand that could let him hack Android phones.

[Seth] Wahle took an NFC chip, similar to the kind found in many of today’s smartphones, and injected it between the thumb and finger of his left hand. According to Forbes, the injection was something of an eye-watering experience.

The implant isn't for the faint of heart. The needle required is large and you'll likely have to get the chip injected by a sketchy character. Wahle paid an amateur $40 to inject the chip in his hand, because he lives in Florida and the implant could violate the state's body modification laws.

It all sounds like something out of a spy movie, but this little chip isn't quite as effective as the gadgets Q designs for James Bond. In fact, I'd be surprised if it works at all.

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