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Patients' Heartbeat Could Work as Anti-Hacking Password for Implants

Zothecula (1870348) writes | about 9 months ago

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Zothecula (1870348) writes "Remotely hacking a pacemaker or insulin pump should be impossible, but sadly it isn't. It puts the millions of people who use wireless medical implants at potential risk. Researchers at Rice University believe they have a solution: a touch-based device that will use a person's own heartbeat as a password to permit or deny access to their implant."
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Brilliant... (1)

LeadSongDog (1120683) | about 9 months ago | (#45003009)

...and reasonably secure until the patient goes near a webcam or a cellphone.
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