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Medtronic’s Implantable Defibrillators Vulnerable to Life-Threatening Hacks

March 22nd, 2019
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Thursday issued an advisory warning people of severe vulnerabilities in over a dozen heart defibrillators that could allow attackers to fully hijack them remotely, potentially putting lives of millions of patients at risk. Cardioverter Defibrillator is a small surgically implanted device (in patients' chests) that gives a patient's heart an electric

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Smart hearts and the Internet of Things

January 8th, 2016

From a technology point of view, a device joining the IoT should be nothing extraordinary – it’s just another computer joining the internet, after all. It’s just that the stakes, as Mary Moe knows, can be considerably higher.

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