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Remote Assassination

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As more and more of us become electronic cyborgs (via pacemakers, internal drug delivery systems, etc...) the potential for detrimental hacking of those devices increases as well. See, for example, this story found via boingboing about researchers who have figured out how to hack into a pacemaker and shut it down via remote control.

I can see this being part of a plot to a movie. Some political leader dies and they think his pacemaker just gave out, but it was really an assassination. Of course, there is frightening real world potential for this.

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Remote Assassination

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As more and more of us become electronic cyborgs (via pacemakers,
internal drug delivery systems, etc...) the potential for
detrimental hacking of those devices increases as well. See, for
example,
<<link|this story|http://venturebeat.com/2008/08/08/defcon-excuse-me-while-i-turn-off-your-pacemaker/>>
found via <<link|boingboing|http://boingboing.net/>> about researchers
who have figured out how to hack into a pacemaker and shut it down
via remote control.

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I can see this being part of a plot to a movie. Some political
leader dies and they think his pacemaker just gave out, but it was
really an assassination. Of course, there is frightening real world
potential for this.


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-- date: 2008-08-09 00:00:00
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