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Pacemaker Ecosystem Fails its Cybersecurity Checkup

29
May
2017
Pacemaker Ecosystem Fails its Cybersecurity Checkup

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Pacemakers continue to be the front line of medical device security debates after a research paper published this week described a frightening list of cybersecurity issues plaguing devices built by leading manufacturers, including a lack of authentication and encryption, and the use of third-party software libraries ravaged by thousands of vulnerabilities.

Pacemakers are implantable cardiac devices used to regulate abnormal heart rhythms, and most are updateable by physicians and technicians either in proximity of the device or remotely.

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