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Hacker Implants NFC Chip In His Hand To Bypass Security Scans And Exploit Android Phones

Hackers who want real stealth might want to hack their own body first. An ex-military security specialist tells FORBES an NFC chip in his hand would be a useful tool in any digital criminal’s arsenal, showing off an exploit attacking an Android phone. Is evil biohacking about to go mainstream?

Biomplanted malware. Yeah. Future. But why the fuss? It’s just an implanted NFC chip with a hyperlink which points to a malicious file on the internet. As my mother always said: Don’t open incoming bluetooth or NFC links from people you don’t know. Could be a dick pic.

-49ERS GEAR UP FOR TOUGH RETURN TRIP TO SEATTLE-

Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers have conquered the bitter cold of Green Bay and the travails of a cross-country flight to Carolina.

Now they face their toughest test yet to get back to the Super Bowl: the deafening noise of Seattle’s 12th man home crowd and that swarming Seahawks defense that thoroughly shut down the reigning NFC champion Niners in Week 2.

In what has emerged as arguably the NFL’s best rivalry, San Francisco is on an impressive roll riding an eight-game winning streak as it returns to the Pacific Northwest for Sunday’s NFC title game — the 49ers’ third in as many years.

It’s the trip everyone has envisioned for months now since it became clear Seattle would win the NFC West and secure the No. 1 seed.

The 49ers (14-4) have committed seven turnovers and been outscored 71-16 in their last two trips to Seattle, including an embarrassing 29-3 defeat in September.

Yet a lot has changed in four months since San Francisco last traveled some 800 miles up the Pacific Coast to face its archrival, such as the 49ers’ 19-17 victory against the Seahawks last month at Candlestick Park. That game showed this team it can go back to Seattle this time and leave with a different result even if it thunders and rains all afternoon.

Be prepared from some high-octane trash talking from both sides — and even from that raucous, tremor-causing home crowd. Seattle’s secondary loves to chirp, and 49ers wideout Anquan Boldin has been talking after the play at any chance in recent weeks.

Kaepernick improved to 4-1 in the postseason — 3-0 on the road — with Sunday’s 23-10 victory at Carolina, while Harbaugh became the first coach since the NFL’s 1970 merger to lead his team to the NFC title game in each of his first three years.

Kaepernick will look to bounce back from a forgettable September performance at CenturyLink Field.

San Francisco lost two fumbles and Kaepernick threw three interceptions in Week 2. On Dec. 23, 2012, a 42-13 Seattle home win, Kaepernick had an interception and the Niners lost a fumble.

But the 49ers are a much better team than they were in September when they lost at the Link. They have a lot of key playmakers back ready to go.

Three of those are Boldin, Michael Crabtree and Vernon Davis. The addition of Crabtree to the mix since his Dec. 1 return from a six-month recovery from Achilles tendon surgery has changed San Francisco’s offense and passing game. (Photo: Associated Press)