Marie Moe, a former member of Norway’s Computer Emergency Response Team, gave a talk at the 32nd Chaos Communication Congress (32C3) in Hamburg, Germany, revealing details about unsafe practices used for modern-day pacemaker devices.
A pacemaker is a medical device implanted under a person’s skin, with wiring going down to his heart, helping regulate abnormal heart rhythms.
Invented in the 1920s, these devices have evolved across time, shrinking in size, and in recent years gaining more digital capabilities, especially when it comes to sending data from the patient’s body to nearby equipment (called access points), or remote servers.
In today’s world of IoT hacking, this can raise serious concerns if the pacemakers are not using proper security and privacy-protecting protocols.
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