Monthly Archives: August 2013

US warns of cyberattacks targeting medical devices

http://rt.com/usa/us-warns-medical-cyberattack-721/ The FDA is warning that implanted medical devices, such as pacemakers and defibrillators, are often connected to networks that are vulnerable to cyber attacks that could shut down or manipulate the machinery. Hackers with malicious intentions could introduce malware … Continue reading

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Hacker dies days before he was to reveal how to remotely kill pacemaker patients

http://rt.com/usa/hacker-pacemaker-barnaby-jack-639/ RT July 26, 2013 Security researcher Barnaby Jack has passed away in San Francisco, only days before a scheduled appearance at a Las Vegas hacker conference where he intended to show how an ordinary pacemaker could be compromised in … Continue reading

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Elite hacker Barnaby Jack dies ahead of Black Hat event

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23467411 An elite hacker who was due to demonstrate how heart implants could be hacked has died unexpectedly in San Francisco. Barnaby Jack died on Thursday, the city’s medical examiner’s office told Reuters, but did not give more details. He … Continue reading

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Warnings on medical implant hacks

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17623948 EXCERPT: Barnaby Jack, a researcher at security firm McAfee, has discovered that the wireless links used to interrogate and update these devices left them open to attack. In two weeks of work he found a way to scan for … Continue reading

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