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SOURCE Boston: Medical devices still vulnerable, but things may be changing

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    For years, since the Internet of Things (IoT) made it possible to connect things that had never been designed to be connected, there have been increasing warnings that medical devices were vulnerable to attacks – potentially catastrophic attacks.

    If online attackers can control your implanted heart device, they can blackmail you, damage you, even kill you.

    Based on a couple of sessions at the SOURCE Boston conference this week, the bad news is that things have not measurably improved in the several years since former Vice President Dick Cheney famously had the wireless functionality of his implanted defibrillator and heart pump disabled because of fears that it could be hacked and used to assassinate him.

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