Your Germy Keyboard May Be Able To Be Traced Back To You


Microbiologists at the University of Colorado have been up to their ears in keyboards covered in all sorts of bacteria and germs.  Which is a job I’m not sure I could get paid enough to do.  Everyone’s aware of all of the germs that sit in your keyboard.  Well they decided to study all of that bacteria and it turns out they can pinpoint who the keyboard belongs to by analyzing their bacterial DNA.

They’re actually hoping to someday use the bacterial fingerprints that people leave on their keyboards to help law enforcement.  The tricky part is that right now they can’t prove one way or the other that the bacterial fingerprint doesn’t change over time.  Who knew that all those dropped crumbs could actually result in someone connecting you to a keyboard?!

Source: Switched