Spying on spyware in implantable devices

Remember the brouhaha a few years back when techies demonstrated at a conference that they could hack into implantable medical devices such as pacemakers? Two of those security pioneers—Benjamin Ransford and Denis Foo Kune—announced that they recruited two unnamed hospitals in the U.S. to beta test Wattsupdoc, an add-on kit that spots malware by monitoring AC power consumption. The testing will begin later this year, according to The Register.