- Henry points us to a story about a PET scanner hack that exploited Windows 7. He thinks a better design would be to have the device send data only. Shahin thinks that this kind of problem with I0T will require us to have different approaches for “Big T” things like mainframes and “Little T” things like sensors.
- Rich is intrigued by the recent story that biohackers were able to put malware into synthetic DNA that can infect and take over a gene sequencer device.
After that, we do our Catch of the Week:
- Shahin notes that a fire on the exhibit floor was a big story at the Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara.
- Rich likes the story about the new Ruler SSD form factor from Intel that promises 1 Petabyte of capacity in a 1U server.
- Henry points us to the story about a massive Internet outage in London caused by rats chewing through fiber cables.
- Dan is impressed with Ohio State University’s new patch that can reportedly regenerate damaged body parts by converting skin cells.