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A Heart Device Is Found Vulnerable To Hacker Attacks, University of Washington Study


3/13/2008 4:36:41 PM

ScienceDaily (Mar. 12, 2008) — Some medical devices such as implantable cardiac defibrillators and pacemakers are now equipped with wireless technology, allowing for remote device checks and freeing patients from repeated doctor visits. But this convenience may come with unanticipated risks. A team of researchers from three leading universities has demonstrated that patients' private medical information could be extracted and their devices reprogrammed without the patients' authorization or knowledge.

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