medical devices

Internet Insecurity

465,000 Patients Need Software Updates for Their Hackable Pacemakers, FDA Says

A painful reminder that a future where the internet is in every device—even the most critical one—can be disastrous.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.30.17
motherboard show

Graphene-Infused Silly Putty Can Detect Movements as Subtle as Spider Footsteps

“A small amount of nano can really turn the ordinary into something extraordinary.”
Becky Ferreira
12.8.16
Canada

This Little Silver Cube Could Be the Future of Personal DNA Testing

Medical diagnostics is about to have an ‘iPhone moment’.
Martin J. Smith
8.19.16
The Hacks We Can't See

How Hackers Are Making the Internet and the World a Safer Place

Hackers are the internet’s immune system.
Keren Elazari
7.26.16
video

Why We Should Be a Little Paranoid About Hackers Messing With Robot Surgeons

Just because something is unlikely, it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be ready for it.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.15.16
Australia

Why It’s So Hard to Invent a New Kind of Condom (in the US, Anyway)

The LELO HEX is ‘graphene-inspired’ and has Charlie Sheen as a product rep.
Lux Alptraum
6.16.16
security

Ransomware Is Coming to Medical Devices

The only question is when—and what we are going to do about it.
J.M. Porup
11.19.15
News

Hospitals Are Under ‘Constant Attempts at Attack’ from Hackers, FDA Says

The agency is talking up threats to hospitals and medical devices, but not following up with enforcement.
J.M. Porup
11.13.15
Health

Why Aren't There Better Cybersecurity Regulations for Medical Devices?

From pacemakers to drug pumps, critical medical devices have been shown to be incredibly vulnerable.
J.M. Porup
10.19.15
Hacking

Why We Should Worry About Hackable Hearts

A security researcher’s life depends on an device that’s connected to the internet, and could be hacked.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.9.15
News

Smart Pills Powered by the Body's Chemistry Could Replace Electronic Implants

It might be possible in the next five years with the help of a biodegradable “smart pill” that’s powered by the body’s own chemistry.
Emiko Jozuka
9.21.15