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A Heart Device Is Found Vulnerable to Hacker Attacks
« on: March 12, 2008, 08:07:13 AM »
To the long list of objects vulnerable to attack by computer hackers, add the human heart.

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 researcher were hacking into a device in a laboratory.

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Re: A Heart Device Is Found Vulnerable to Hacker Attacks
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2008, 12:28:59 AM »
Interesting news.

So this means, if someone hack this device he can control the heart beat of the person (Standby Restart or even Shutdown)!!!

Hope that will not happen!

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