RFID Chips and Viruses
Of course RFID chips can carry viruses. They're just little computers.
More info here. The coverage is more than a tad sensationalist, though.
EDITED TO ADD (3/16): I thought the attack vector was interesting: a Trojan RFID attacks the central database, rather than attacking other RFID chips directly. Metaphorically, it's a lot closer to biological viruses, because it actually requires the more powerful host being subverted, and there's no way an infected tag could propagate directly to another tag.
Posted on March 16, 2006 at 6:55 AM • 34 Comments