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Chips 'n Dips: Piercing or Surgery?

So, I decided to donate plasma and having never donated before, there was a lengthy intake process that included a health screening and physical. Part of the screening process, of course, was disclosing any tattoos and piercings. What do you have, and when did you receive them? You can probably see where this interaction is headed...Nurse #1 - "What piercings or tattoos do you have?"Oh joy, how am I going to explain that I have LEDs, RFIDs, and magnets in my hand? After a long pause, I more or less slapped my hands onto the desk and just blurted out that I had several implants of different types embedded in my hands. This was followed by another long pause, this time from the nurse - queue awkward chuckling. Surprisingly though, the nurse was very much receptive to the idea once I started explaining that I and others used them to unlock doors and login to computers, store personal information, augment sensory perception, and, of course, be blinky. We discussed the similariti…

Chips 'n Dips: Changes, Updates, and Future Plans

You may have noticed a few changes! I've decided to combine BiohackingForHumans and AllowSomeDenyAllinto just the one blog. At the time, it made sense to separate both blogs by their topics, but with the amount of overlap and wanting to make it easier for readers to find new content, it only makes sense to move it all back under one domain. From here forward, everything will be posted under <-> Congrats; You made it! Everything has been cleaned up and made neat, including our new header! If this gets some traction, there may even be a sticker run in the future!  While I work through more substantial projects, I will be posting a new series...Chips 'n Dips
Chips 'n Dips will be the quick riffs and ramblings over all the interesting little bits that come across my radar - anything from features on new biohacks and notable discussions to inner monologues and updates on larger projects. Speaking of larger projects, here's what's in the pipeline…

RFID Implants & Windows 10 Authentication

Still unlocking your computer with a password?
Bah! Let's use our RFID implant instead.
What you'll need...RFID ImplantRecommended: DangerousThings xEMRFID ReaderUsed: Misszhang-US 125KHz Proximity Sensor SetupWhat makes this setup so easy is that the RFID reader acts as a USB HID device. It scans the implant, pulls the UID, and enters it into the active window! Plugin the RFID readerTest functionalityWith Notepad open scan your implantSuccess! Entered into Notepad will be the UID of your implant

Copy the previous stringWindows Sign-in options

Set the Windows Hello Pin login as the previously captured stringDone!Next Steps... In the future, I would like to use my RFID implant as 2FA to log in to Windows. As it stands this is more of a password replacement than anything else. Currently, though, it doesn't seem like there's a built-in way to require more than one authentication method per login so this might require some third party solution to implement.

VeriChip: The FDA Approved Biohack

A lot has changed within biohacking in the last sixteen years. Let's take a look at VeriChip, the only FDA approved human identification RFID implant.
    In the '90s the practice of implanting pets with RFID identification microchips became a standard, i.e., Spot gets picked up by animal care and control, Spot's microchip gets scanned providing the veterinarian with an ID number linked to an entry in a database, Spot gets returned to their owner based on that ID number and the information in the connected database. Eleven years later, Dr. Richard Seeling watched 9/11 first responders in New York City write their badge numbers on their arms in marker. *lightbulb moment* A few days later Dr. Seeling implanted a pet RFID microchip in his arm, had no significant complications, and thus the idea of the VeriChip was born. 
Jump ahead to 2004 and the VeriChip has been approved by the FDA for use in medical applications. This approval allowing for identity and blood type confirmati…