Share your story
The central voice for Linux and Open Source security news
Home News Topics Advisories HOWTOs Features Newsletters About Register

Sign up!
EnGarde Community
What is the most important Linux security technology?
Linux Events
Linux User Groups
Link to Us
Security Center
Book Reviews
Security Dictionary
Security Tips
White Papers
Featured Blogs
All About Linux
DanWalsh LiveJournal
Latest Newsletters
Linux Security Week: March 30th, 2015
Linux Advisory Watch: March 27th, 2015
LinuxSecurity Newsletters
Choose Lists:
About our Newsletters
RSS Feeds
Get the LinuxSecurity news you want faster with RSS
Powered By

Killing With a Laptop: The Pacemaker Hack Print E-mail
User Rating:      How can I rate this item?
Source: The Bunsen Burner - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Latest News It sounds like the premise of a Blade Runner spinoff, but a hack has been discovered that can stop a pacemaker from up to fifty feet away with a shock of 830 volts. Luckily, the hack doesn't work on every brand of pacemaker, rather, it attacks security vulnerabilities in the software of certain brands. The new research comes from Barnaby Jack, a security vendor for IOActive. Jack has previously uncovered other weaknesses in medical computer security, including vulnerabilities in insulin-delivering devices. The weakness, according to Jack, centers around the wireless nature of communication with the pacemaker. Clearly, a doctor cannot conduct open heart surgery just to change a pacemakerís settings, but with remote access, one can easily change how a pacemaker performs.

Read this full article at The Bunsen Burner

Only registered users can write comments.
Please login or register.

Powered by AkoComment!

< Prev   Next >


Latest Features
Peter Smith Releases Linux Network Security Online
Securing a Linux Web Server
Password guessing with Medusa 2.0
Password guessing as an attack vector
Squid and Digest Authentication
Squid and Basic Authentication
Demystifying the Chinese Hacking Industry: Earning 6 Million a Night
Free Online security course (LearnSIA) - A Call for Help
What You Need to Know About Linux Rootkits
Review: A Practical Guide to Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux - Fifth Edition
Yesterday's Edition
Feds Charged With Stealing Money During Silk Road Investigation
EFF questions US government's software flaw disclosure policy
Hotel Router Vulnerability A Reminder Of Untrusted WiFi Risks
Partner Sponsor

Community | HOWTOs | Blogs | Features | Book Reviews | Networking
 Security Projects |  Latest News |  Newsletters |  SELinux |  Privacy |  Home
 Hardening |   About Us |   Advertise |   Legal Notice |   RSS |   Guardian Digital
(c)Copyright 2015 Guardian Digital, Inc. All rights reserved.