Homeland Security warns heart device users of possibly dangerous security breaches

The Homeland Security Department issued a warning about an implantable heart devices that could become a target for hackers.

The security flaw was identified by researchers at MedSec Holdings, a healthcare cybersecurity company. According to them, the security flaw could allow hackers to remotely control a person’s defibrillator or pacemaker.

Earlier this week, St. Jude Medical, the manufacturer of the device, released a software repair available to users. In a statement, the company said they were not aware of any deaths or injuries caused by security breaches, and the FDA confirmed it.

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