Pacemakers Hacked

Nearly one year ago, I raised some questions about the safeguards present on ICDs and pacemakers, especially given the expansion of longer-range (“wandless”) telemetry.

Now a group of researchers has gotten access to a device without the normal accompanying computer hardware, normally called a “programmer”. They do note that it required expensive equipment at a short range, but feasibility has now been shown. The FDA has been notified (by them, not me).