Three reasons why pacemakers are vulnerable to hacking

THE CONVERSATION


The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently recalled approximately 465,000 pacemakers made by the company Abbott’s (formerly St. Jude Medical) that were vulnerable to hacking, but the situation points to an ongoing security problem.

The reason for the recall? The devices can be remotely “hacked” to increase activity or reduce battery life, potentially endangering patients. According

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