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Brain Hacking

Brain Hacking is the New concept to attack the human brain to extract sensitive information such as data and memories, including also the capability to inject new information. 

Like any other computers, human brains may be vulnerable to hacking attacks, state of the art of technology already allow researchers to perceive changes in the magnetic field related to brain activity making possible reading of people’s thoughts.

A team of MIT researchers lead by neuroscientist Susumu Tongawa figured out how to encode memories in the brains of mice by manipulating neurons. They even have a name for their technique, optogenetics and it allows them to manipulate brain cells with chemicals.

The scientists have figured out how to hack the brain much like cyber crooks can hack your computer. They are still a long way from hacking human brains, but that seems to be the goal here.


The Usenix Security researchers are in a conference they are demonstrated that exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in the human brain is possible hack it. The scientists used a commercial off-the-shelf brain-computer interface for the brain hacking resulting in the disclosure of information that victims had in their minds.

The brain hacking device interface consists of principal components with the hardware composed by a equipped with a series of sensors that are placed directly on the human scalp and the software designed to interpret brain activity signals


Brain hacking devices generally come with an API which developers use to build applications based on the BCI’s output.  Researchers from the Universities of Oxford and Geneva, and the University of California, Berkeley for example have designed an application able to access to sensitive data in the human brain. The following graphs illustrate the results of the tests conducted with 28 participants, it is important to specify that participants in the program were cooperative because they were not aware of the brain hacking experiment.

The attacks appear to be ineffective with noncooperative subjects; this means that this technique is not usable during an interrogation, but victims could still be deceived with social engineering techniques. 

Brain hacking is reality! Hackers soon could be able to extract sensitive data from a human brain with high reliability. Moving forward we can imagine malware able to compromise our brain by capturing the electric impulses generated by our brains.What will be the next step? What could be the effect of an even more malicious attack on the human mind?

The principal nightmare is related to mental modification, the possibility to alter the state of a human brain in situ, transforming the human perception of reality But the brain hacking could also focus the brain in an extreme state, such as extreme anger or fear or move the mind in what is called “in the zone” status. Working “in the zone” might allow conventional hackers to work with extreme focus and concentration for extended periods of time or to consider more complex tasks and attacks.

The zone state is characterized by a specific signature in the brain activity that could be artificially reproduced.

The Neurotech company Berka runs are developing technology to monitor people’s brain activity during a task, such as archery and notify them when they have reached their “peak performance state” aka the zone. Essentially, the technology gives people the ability to hack into their own brains in order to improve their performance.

Just Think about it, Then what is secure in Future  .....................?

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