By Offeiriad, Staff News Writer
Experts have warned that people with mechanical implants could be at risk of attack by hackers.
Researchers have demonstrated that medical implants such as those used to regulate heartbeat or glucose levels could be remotely manipulated by someone with ill intent. A diabetic for example could have extreme levels of insulin dumped into their blood stream or a cardiac patient could have their pacemaker or defibrillator tampered with.
While the risk is minimal at present, as more such devices are put in to use solutions to these issues will be needed in order to keep patients as safe as possible.
"Many medical implants are vulnerable to attacks that could threaten their users' lives, according to studies."
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Source: BBC News
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