Your body is your internet — and now it can’t be hacked

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Source: Purdue University

 

Researchers have protected your pacemaker, other medical tech from remote hacks before they happen.

Someone could hack into your pacemaker or insulin pump and potentially kill you, just by intercepting and analyzing wireless signals. This hasn’t happened in real life yet, but researchers have been demonstrating for at least a decade that it’s possible.

Before the first crime happens, Purdue University engineers have tightened security on the “internet of body.” Now, the network you didn’t know you had is only accessible by you and your devices, thanks to technology that keeps communication signals within the body itself.

The work appears in the […]

 

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Link:  https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/03/190312151233.htm

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