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Heart devices vulnerable to hack attack

Boston Globe, March 12, 2008
A study demonstrates there are security risks with implanted devices that help regulate heartbeats and use wireless technology, say researchers. Authors of the report said that they were able to "hack" into implanted devices and retrieve information from the device in an unauthorized fashion. Researchers downplayed the immediate risks of the findings, but added that it is important to start thinking about computer security and privacy measures as medical devices use increasingly complex technology.