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Protecting Medical Implants from Attack


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Dina Katabi, MIT

Associate Professor Dina Katabi, right, with graduate students Shyam Gollakota, left, and Haitham Hassanieh, center.

M. Scott Brauer

Millions of Americans have implantable medical devices, from pacemakers and defibrillators to brain stimulators and drug pumps; worldwide, 300,000 more people receive them every year. Most such devices have wireless connections, so that doctors can monitor patients' vital signs or revise treatment programs. But recent research has shown that this leaves the devices vulnerable to attack.

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