A hacker hacking someone’s pacemaker sounds like something that could only happen in a science fiction movie, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, that reality may be a little too close for comfort. Last month the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a voluntary recall of 465,000 pacemakers for the potential to be hacked, according to Fortune. The recall raises concerns of how internet-connected medical devices can ensure patient safety. The devices, which provide pacing for slow or irregular heart rhythms, contain “configurable embedded computer systems that can be vulnerable to cybersecurity intrusions and exploits,” according to the FDA alert. RF-enabled St. Jude ... Read More
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