Doctors disabled wireless in Dick Cheney’s pacemaker to thwart hacking

Former US Vice President Dick Cheney’s doctors disabled his pacemaker’s wireless capabilities to thwart possible assassination attempts, he said in an interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes” that aired on Sunday.
Cheney’s heart problems were bad: between 1978 and 2010, he suffered five heart attacks, underwent quadruple bypass surgery, and had a pump implanted directly to his heart. A defibrillator was implanted to regulate his heartbeat in 2007.
Cheney told his 60 Minutes interviewer, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, that at the time of the pacemaker implant, he was concerned about reports that attackers could hack the devices and kill their owners:

Source: Doctors disabled wireless in Dick Cheney’s pacemaker to thwart hacking

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