Does Your Pacemaker Use WPA Encryption?

Maybe it’s time to get a firewall set up for your medical device implant. According to this article from +BBC News, +McAfee researcher Barnaby Jack is worried that the wireless signals used to update and control devices like implanted defibrillators and pacemakers could leave patients vulnerable.

It’s a dark world we live in when we need to worry about people wirelessly restarting our hearts without our permission, but the argument does hold weight. This could be an entirely new form of cyber terrorism that could strike us where it hurts. This also demonstrates that the lines between cyber security and physical security are continuing to blur.
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