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Hacked Pacemakers Could Send Deadly Shocks

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http://techcrunch.com – The next frontier of computer hacking could be lifesaving medical devices: at a recent developer conference, a pacemaker was wirelessly hacked to send deadly 830 volt shocks. Even worse, IOActive researcher Barnaby Jack says that it would be “100 percent possible” that virus could spread to other devices in a wave of “mass murder”. The transparently over-the-top scenario was performed in the convenience of a controlled conference setting, but it does come on the heels of a National Institute of Standards and Technology conference where panelists warned of common compute (IT news)