'Fatal' flaws found in medical implant software

'Fatal' flaws found in medical implant software
 

Security flaws found in 10 different types of medical implants could have "fatal" consequences, warn researchers.
The flaws were found in the radio-based communications used to update implants, including pacemakers, and read data from them.
By exploiting the flaws, the researchers were able to adjust settings and even switch off gadgets.
The attacks were also able to steal confidential data about patients and their health history.
A software patch has been created to help thwart any real-world attacks.
The flaws were found by an international team of security researchers based at... read more

 
Thursday, 12:59 in Science &Technology, Views: 36
Source: BBC
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