465,000 Patients Need Software Updates for Their Hackable Pacemakers, FDA Says
A painful reminder that a future where the internet is in every device—even the most critical one—can be disastrous.
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Canan Dagdeviren Believes In Borderless, Personal Medicine
The director of a groundbreaking research group at MIT helps design lifesaving devices that mold to the individual patient.
Why Aren't There Better Cybersecurity Regulations for Medical Devices?
From pacemakers to drug pumps, critical medical devices have been shown to be incredibly vulnerable.
Hackers Killed a Simulated Human By Turning Off Its Pacemaker
Some humans are already hackable, and, yes, you can do some serious damage by compromising medical implants.
From Pacemakers to Driverless Cars, the Absurdity of Banning Reverse Engineering
DMCA exemption filings offer a bleak look at IP copyright.
Barnaby Jack, the Hacker Who Cracked Pacemakers, Dies
New Zealand hacker Barnaby Jack was found dead in San Francisco on Thursday, July 25, days before he was due to attend a Black Hat Hacking conference in Las Vegas, where he would show how it was possible to exploit a pacemaker and remotely kill someone...