Hacking the human body

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Years ago I was sitting in a healthcare event, when a researcher was talking (very excited) about the idea of having a pacemaker with Bluetooth access to fine-tune the system and read information from the sensors. Even though this might medically be a great idea, I would be fairly reluctant having such a thing in my chest…

At security events I often switch on my mobile phone and look for discoverable Bluetooth devices – I always find an alarming number. Even though this is by itself no vulnerability, it would be interesting to see what happens if my mobile would ask me: “Do you want to connect with Joe’s pacemaker”? Scary idea…

There is now a research going on about what happens if implantable technology gets infected with a computer virus. Interesting: First human 'infected with computer virus'


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