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'Cardi-Hack' -- The Discovery Files

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'Cardi-Hack' -- The Discovery Files

June 1, 2017
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The National Science Foundation’s podcast series, The Discovery Files, features the malware-detecting pacemaker designed by UA electrical and computer engineers Roman Lysecky and Jerzy Rozenblit.

Retailers, banks, government agencies -- anyone who wants to protect their assets and customers regularly updates their cybersecurity to thwart potential attacks. But there's one area that till now has remained surprisingly vulnerable: implantable medical devices, such as pacemakers. In the next few years, millions of implanted devices: pacemakers, insulin pumps, brain neurostimulators -- will rely on connectivity for control and monitoring.

Engineers at the University of Arizona have developed a prototype pacemaker system that was able to catch 100 percent of mimicked malware attacks.