Hacked

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
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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!

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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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