Keeping Hackers Out of Implanted Medical Devices

Computers and smartphones aren’t the only electronics that can be hacked. Alarmingly, during the past few years several researchers have found that wireless and wearable medical devices, like pacemakers, insulin-delivery systems, and neural implants, are vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Though none have reportedly been hacked in field use yet, researchers have been hard at work finding ways to secure such medical devices before it’s too late.

A team of professors and graduate students from Purdue University, in West Lafayette, Ind., and Princeton University recently developed a prototype firewall that could go a long way in warding off attacks… [Read More]