Can a pacemaker be hacked?

Here is a heart-stopping cyber-threat: Your pacemaker can get hacked.

The Food and Drug Administration this week published guidelines for medical manufacturers to prevent hackers from breaking in implantable devices that operate using cloud-based networks.

Which include pacemakers, defibrillators and insulin pumps, which the manufacturers are increasingly having to load software updates to improve performance and data collection.

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In the report of the FDA is not out of the way to paint a horror scenario, where a researcher at a manufacturer that are implantable devices can be reprogrammed by a non-authorized user.”

“If exploited, this vulnerability could lead to permanent impairment, a life-threatening injury or death,” according to the FDA.

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