Researchers Fight to Keep Implanted Medical Devices Safe from Hackers

@article{Leavitt2010ResearchersFT,
  title={Researchers Fight to Keep Implanted Medical Devices Safe from Hackers},
  author={Neal Leavitt},
  journal={IEEE Computer},
  year={2010},
  volume={43},
  pages={11-14}
}
Implantable medical devices— such as insulin pumps, cardiac pacemakers, and cardiac defibrillators—have become increasingly popular since being introduced about 50 years ago. In the US alone, 2.6 million people rely on IMDs. An increasing number of today’s devices are equipped with wireless technology enabling, for example, remote checks by healthcare workers. “Patients often receive at-home, bedside monitors that wirelessly collect telemetry from implanted devices,” said University of… CONTINUE READING
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