Medtronic’s Implantable Defibrillators Vulnerable to Life-Threatening Hacks

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By [email protected]logger.com (Swati Khandelwal) The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Thursday issued an advisory warning people of severe vulnerabilities in over a dozen heart defibrillators that could allow attackers to fully hijack them remotely, potentially putting lives of millions of patients at risk.

Cardioverter Defibrillator is a small surgically implanted device (in patients’ chests) that gives a patient’s heart an electric

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