Medical Devices Vulnerable to Hacking

This story is kind of scary for the future of medical devices. As technology gets incorporated into our daily lives and our bodies more and more hackers will ultimately get curious and decide to see what they can get control of. It is kind of scary to think of a hacker gaining control of someone’s pacemaker or artificial heart and making it malfunction. The danger is there and as we move forward with more advanced technologies companies need to be weary of their security standards and protocols. Hopefully the FDA will make this a more important standard when they are looking to approve future medical devices.

http://spectrum.ieee.org/biomedical/devices/medical-devices-are-vulnerable-to-hacks-but-risk-is-low-overall

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