SPOTLIGHT: Heart implants vulnerable to hackers

Here's a new--and scary--technical development. A new study suggests that it's not difficult for technical experts to retrieve information from implantable heart devices with wireless capabilities. Worse, researchers found that they could give the devices commands to reprogram their settings or even deliver a high-voltage shock. To date, no one is aware of a case of this having happened, and the problem is apparently fixable, but it's an unnerving piece of news all the same. Article

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