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Implantable Medical Devices May Expose Patients to Security, Privacy Risks; Solutions Suggested

March 11, 2008

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Implantable cardiac defibrillators that are equipped with wireless technology are vulnerable to having private medical information extracted--and even having the devices reprogrammed--without the patients' knowledge. Not only does this pose a potential security risk, it could also endanger patients' physical safety.Full Story

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