FDA finds bug in connected cardiac devices

“The Food and Drug Administration has revealed potential vulnerabilities in St. Jude Medical’s implantable cardiac devices. The agency on Monday confirmed flaws in the Merlin@home Transmitter, leaving embedded pacemakers and defibrillators open to attack. According to the FDA, an unauthorized user could remotely access a patient’s radio frequency-enabled implant, then modify programming commands to quickly deplete the battery or administer inappropriate pacing or shocks.” Read more at MediaPost.

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