When you think of blue pills, you imagine tv ads by politicians, people who are bored with their partners, and people who can’t get enough of their partners. You might also think of a lot of spam, due primarily to the previous points. However, you’d likely never think a “blue pill” could hide malware, completely undetectable, on your Windows computer, but that is exactly what a researcher in Singapore has devised. I suspect the name was an afterthought.
I’d say its good to know that such things are possible ahead of time, so someone can devise a way of detecting the undetectable (always happens). I’d also say I’m feeling pretty comfy sitting in at my desk right now – with one computer running OS X and the other running Fedora Core.