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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 order to kill a man.
Approximately 400 000 devices are implanted each year in the United States, and there >3 million patients with implanted cardiac devices currently.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
When someone comes up with a hack that can outright murder people from 50 feet away though, I want them to shut their damn pie hole and approach the people who MAKE the products. Only if they fail to address and correct the fatal flaw would I see ANY basis for making the existence of the exploit public, let alone, spelling any of it out in that forum and to that crowd.
“Although the threat of a malicious attack to anyone with an implantable device is slim, we want to mitigate these risks no matter how minor,” he wrote on his blog post. At the time, Jack said the vulnerability was being discussed with medical device manufacturers.
Originally posted by Ahmose
So, who makes the most money off of pacemakers?
What major corporation is in charge of the majority of pacemakers manufactured and sold?
Should probably look that way... lol