People with implanted neurostimulators are vulnerable to wireless attacks


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/04/17/insecure-by-design.html


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Wasn’t this a plot point in an Iain Banks novel… maybe Against a Dark Background?


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My dad does engineering consulting for a company that makes pacemakers. Said pacemakers use Bluetooth Low Energy for some reason. This seems like a bad idea, especially considering some of the pacemakers have built-in defibrillators.

…I imagine these things will cause a lot of heartache in the future.


#6

At last we know what’s wrong with Republicans.


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I’ll bet that The Terminal Man (1974) doesn’t hold up very well – but it does relate to this thread, so here’s the trailer:


#8

See? Wifi allergies are REAL.


#9

I need tech to stop proving the tinfoil hat crowd right. That would be really great.


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Murder by remotely accessing a pacemaker occurred in an episode of Homeland.


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People without implanted neurostimulators are also vulnerable to wireless attacks, such as kicks or punches.


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security researchers from KU Leuwen

It should be “KU Leuven”


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