Here's a new idea for the next episode of CSI, hack into someone's pacemaker or insulin pump and OD them on insulin or cause a heart attack. Sound far fetched? Well, security on these devices is becoming a concern. There have even been experiments on controlling a device that is not implanted which have been successful. Just more proof that we are the most brilliant and the most savage species on earth.
     Posted By: patty - Wed Jun 15, 2011

You know if someone can conceive of it then it is only a matter of time till someone else does it. Scary.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 06/15/11 at 01:36 PM
And that is not the only new area of vulnerability. Newer cars are coming with computers that have internet connectivity. It has already been proposed that a hacker could cause a crash by hacking the on board computer and flooring the gas or disabling the brakes.

Doesn't that just give you the warm fuzzies - NOT
Posted by yogi in Kennesaw GA on 06/15/11 at 01:48 PM
Yogi, presumably that has been possible with big rigs for some little while - those satellite up- and down-links can at least turn off the engine.

Now all you need is your OnStar to greet you in HAL's voice...
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 06/15/11 at 03:12 PM
Turning left here.

I'm afraid I can't let you do that Dave.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 06/15/11 at 10:01 PM
Maybe the guys running around in tin-foil hats weren't crazy after all! They were just protecting the wrong chuck of meat.

On sale NOW! Be the 1st in your neighborhood to be protected!

Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 06/15/11 at 11:56 PM
Everything old becomes new again. :cheese:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 06/16/11 at 06:24 AM
Expat, is that picture of you dressed for going to the store? It may not help with tear gas, but at least it makes a Faraday cage.
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 06/17/11 at 12:05 AM
Its got a built in gas mask Scot! :cheese:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 06/17/11 at 12:14 AM
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