Date: a week ago   Category: Health

Pacemakers need protection against hackers too


Pacemakers already saved life not to one thousand people. However theoretically hackers therefore producers have to take care of reliable protection can crack such devices, Newsmir.info reports. Hackers without problems crack with

computers, laptops and mobile phones. However also the people carrying electropacemakers can fall their victim. Theoretically the possibility of connection to such devices exists that can mean direct threat for human life. Fortunately, so far nothing similar did not occur yet. Nevertheless, this threat is quite real.

Specialists of Purdue University, understanding gravity of a problem, attended to increase in safety of pacemakers. They developed the device narrowing range of Bluetooth to 5 millimeters - technology by means of which communication between medical devices is carried out. The new technology provides use as the conductor of a human body. Thanks to it the closed network to which it is impossible to be connected illegally turns out. Besides, such device differs still in very modest consumption of energy. Let's remind that earlier experts called doctors by whom it is necessary to be examined annually.

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