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Warnings on medical implant hacks


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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:25 PM

www.bbc.co.uk said:

Many medical implants are vulnerable to attacks that could threaten their users' lives, according to studies.

Security researchers have developed attacks that locate and compromise implants used to manage conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.

One attack identified a radio signal that, if re-broadcast, would have switched off a heart defibrillator.

Researchers say more work needs to be done to secure implants and protect against malicious actions.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 04:47 AM

That's seriously scary actually.Nut jobs could use this info to just hurt people.
Im shocked it can even disrupt insulin pumps.
Scary

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 02:00 PM

Makes you wonder how safe you are are at the end of the day


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Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:09 PM

We all know in the future there will be some hacker troll controlling a dudes robot arm and making him hit himself with it while yelling "stop hitting yourself". It is inevitable xD


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Posted 12 April 2012 - 10:24 PM

View PostLady Llayne, on 12 April 2012 - 02:00 PM, said:

Makes you wonder how safe you are are at the end of the day
Not very, I'd say.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:30 PM

download AVG for your pacemaker!!!!


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Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:43 AM

Whatever next...


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Posted 14 April 2012 - 11:08 AM

I got a load of metal in my leg.... I guess I might be vulnerable to magnetic mines if I go swimming? ;-)


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Posted 30 April 2012 - 04:10 PM

I don't see how it can get hacked its not a computer its a device so the ill intent would need to get hands on to tamper with it





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