the hackability of pacemakers and other medical devices

http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2012-10/hacker-attackers-could-reverse-pacemakers-distance-delivering-deadly-shocks

And, I kinda hate to even reference him, but this is back in the news because Dick Cheney recently admitted that he had apparently been worried about it:

http://abcnews.go.com/US/vice-president-dick-cheney-feared-pacemaker-hacking/story?id=20621434

A bit earlier this year, the issue made the news because Barnaby Jack passed away, a week before he was supposed to present at the Black Hat Conference regarding hacking medical devices:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnaby_Jack

Anyway, all that to say, this is one more thing that is going up on my blog because I find it interesting (srsly? That’s *that* easy to do? It’s not just scifi? That seems… kinda bad.), but that, by my posting it, probably makes me sound like I’m walking around in a tinfoil hat.

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