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“Hackers can attack heart devices”

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“A Seattle computer scientist who helped expose how hackers can mess with electronic voting machines is part of a team that has shown how new, wireless cardiac devices implanted in thousands of heart patients also are vulnerable to electronic attack … “[UW CSE’s Yoshi] Kohno and others have shown they can wirelessly extract personal medical information from an implantable cardiac defibrillator as well as reprogram or disrupt the device. The team includes Harvard University cardiologist Dr. William Maisel and Kevin Fu of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, also a computer scientist.”

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UW press release here
New York Times here
Wall Street Journal here
Boston Globe here
Science Daily here
University Week here
The Osgood File (CBS Radio) here
Australian Broadcasting Corporation here

March 1, 2008