Want to kill someone? Hack their heart.
Posted by oodLes on March 12 2008 16:57:44
Soon to be released at an upcoming conference, Uni researchers have been checking out hacking pacemarkers and defibrillators. Currently, the news isn't good.
The NYTimes is reporting that with technology ever increasing, updated pacemakers can connect to the internet and allow doctors to monitor a patient remotely. This allows for all sorts of security problems.
Currently the researchers 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".