Scientists Demo Freaky New Hacking Target: Pacemakers


A group of researchers from the Medical Device Security Center (who would've thought we needed one of those?) have demonstrated wireless vulnerabilities in some cardiac monitor-pacemakers that may allow someone to remotely deactivate them while they're implanted in a patient. Now that's what I call malicious. » 3/12/08 10:29am 3/12/08 10:29am

Biotronik Lumax ICD can Defibrillate, Send Text Messages, E-Mails, Fax

This is the Lumax VR-T and DR-t device. It is a body monitoring device that can do a wide variety of other tasks, including sending text messages. So that text message you just received isn't your friend asking you to go to the bars, it is actually your heart, informing you that it is about to stop functioning. » 10/04/06 3:23pm 10/04/06 3:23pm