It’s not just computers that get hacked!
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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3 Comments on It’s not just computers that get hacked!
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- Posted on: 19 Apr 12 05:24
Yeah! that's pretty scarey. Even though technology
cab save you,now it can also kill you.
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