Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Heart device found vulnerable to hacker attacks | CNET News.com

Shocking...

The threat seems largely theoretical. But a team of computer security researchers plans to report Wednesday that it had been able to gain wireless access to a combination heart defibrillator and pacemaker.

They were able to reprogram it to shut down and to deliver jolts of electricity that would potentially be fatal--if the device had been in a person. In this case, the researchers were hacking into a device in a laboratory.

Heart device found vulnerable to hacker attacks CNET News.com

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