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If you’ve been looking for some truly original wrapping paper this year, swap snowflakes, stars, and stripes for pneumonia, influenza, and the common cold. It turns out that under a microscope those viruses are hard to distinguish from festive decor, and when blown up they make for some lovely gift wrap.
The internet’s been abuzz lately with news that computer scientists have found a way to transmit malware using ultrasonic audio signals. If true, this means that you’d never be safe from the hackers, as long as your computer has a microphone and speakers. But don’t freak out just yet.
A team of computer scientists has developed a new breed of malware that can leap between devices using inaudible audio signals, and then covertly transmit passwords and other sensitive data without a network connection. Using just built-in microphones and speakers, the researchers can transmit passwords and other small quantities data over distances of 20m.
It’s enough of a nightmare to have malware of any sort, but the more persistent the stuff is, the scarier it gets. That’s why the rumours of badBIOS, a bug so bad that it can affect Macs and PCs and communicate itself wirelessly while the infected computers are being taken apart is terrifying. But maybe not entirely true.
A rogue computer program broke loose and spread uncontrollably. By the end of its rampage, the virus conquered a full 10 per cent of the world’s internet-connected machines. An unfathomable 6000 computers had crashed.
When it comes to big things, Australia usually rests its hat on the likes of the Big Banana, Big Pineapple and similarly oversized monuments. Now, thanks to science, Melbourne can start informing tourists of its own giant contribution — Pandoravirus dulcis, a virus that’s 150 times larger than the ones we’re familiar with.