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Will hackers target grandma's pacemaker next?
Wednesday - 8/24/2011, 1:21pm EDT
But The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that during the recent Black Hat conference, a cybersecurity researcher demonstrated how he could hack his own insulin pump, and disable it.
Now, two members of Congress want the Government Accountability Office to investigate whether medical devices employing wireless technology are safe.
And while medical experts agree that the risk of someone hacking into your medical device is pretty low — because there are easier ways to hurt someone — the risk does still exist.
Device companies, regulators, doctors and others say that so far, devices have only been hacked in controlled settings by cyber security experts.
This story is part of Federal News Radio's daily Cybersecurity Update. For more cybersecurity news, click here.