To keep hackers away from implanted devices, researchers use the heartbeat as a password

Untuk menjaga hacker jauh dari perangkat implan, peneliti menggunakan detak jantung sebagai password

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Just like a phone or computer, devices implanted inside the body can be hacked; potentially with life-threatening consequences. It’s not a common occurrence, but researchers are keen on taking protective measures now instead of later.

A new system out of Rice University uses a combination of a patient’s heartbeat and a medical care provider’s touch as a password before allowing access to an implant.

“If you have a device inside your body, a person could walk by, push a button and violate your privacy, even give you a shock,” graduate student Masoud Rostami said in a release. “He could make (an insulin pump) inject insulin or update the software of your pacemaker. But our proposed solution forces anybody who wants to read the device to touch you.”

The system works by pairing an internal reading of a person’s heartbeat with an external reading touched to their body by the…

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