Hackable Pacemakers: Maybe Not the Best Idea


Watch out, DICK Cheney.
Wasn't this already a plot point on NCIS, last season?
Let me guess, MS licensed some ancient product like WinCE for these applications and it got ossified into place?
I think you're confusing theoretical vulnerability to web-based scripting attacks with medical devices that use the Internet (or Internet2 in some cases) to send status updates.

Just because the OS is not patched for a specific vulnerability does not mean that vulnerability is active and actionable.

Now, look at all those pretty apps on your cell phone. How many of those have hackable code?