Dick Cheney and his Wireless Heart Security

In an interesting interview on CBS’ 60 Minutes this past weekend, former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney admitted that he was worried hackers could hack his heart. Cheney was implanted with a heart defibrillator device in 2007 to fix a number of ailments.

Cheney’s Cardiologist, Dr. Jonathan Reiner, ordered that the heart defibrillator’s wireless features be disabled for fear that a hacker could somehow get access and kill Cheney. The fear is one that was played out in a fictional sequence on the Showtime drama “Homeland” this year

Read the full story at eWeek:
What Dick Cheney’s Heart Teaches Us About Security

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.

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