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Yes, You Can Hack a Pacemaker (and Other Medical Devices Too)

Yes, You Can Hack a Pacemaker (and Other Medical Devices Too) | Longevity science | Scoop.it

The equipment needed to hack a transmitter used to cost tens of thousands of dollars; last year a researcher hacked his insulin pump using an Arduino module that cost less than $20.

 

Barnaby Jack, a security researcher at McAfee, in April demonstrated a system that could scan for and compromise insulin pumps that communicate wirelessly. With a push of a button on his laptop, he could have any pump within 300 feet dump its entire contents, without even needing to know the devices’ identification numbers.

 

At a different conference, Jack showed how he reverse engineered a pacemaker and could deliver an 830-volt shock to a person’s device from 50 feet away – which he likened to an “anonymous assassination.”

 

 

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The New Medicine: Hacking our biology to extend our lives- IEEE Spectrum

The New Medicine: Hacking our biology to extend our lives- IEEE Spectrum | Longevity science | Scoop.it

The New Medicine: Hacking Our Biology is part of the series “Engineers of the New Millennium” from IEEE Spectrum magazine and the Directorate for Engineering of the National Science Foundation.

 

These stories explore technological advances in medical inventions to enhance and extend life.

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