Is my pacemaker hackable?

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a safety communication about the potential cybersecurity risks posed to implantable cardiac devices, specifically the Merlin@home Transmitter made by St. Jude Medical. The device communicates with implanted pacemakers and defibrillators, allowing clinicians to have better information on their patient's cardiac health. However, it may also be hackable, ABC News reported. St. Jude Medical released a software patch for the device.

The safety communication recommends clinicians continue with in-person check-ups and urge their patients to leave their Merlin@home d...