Tag: Cardiac Device

St Jude’s Issues Emergency Patch to Avoid Cardiac Device Hacking

Various devices we use on a daily basis are prone to hacking and unauthorized access by third parties. In most cases, these issues would not affect our health all that much. A recent announcement by the FDA states how St. Jude Medical’s cardiac devices contain vulnerabilities that allow remote access by a hacker. It is possible to deplete the battery or even send incorrect shocks to the wearer’s heart. Hackable …
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