So you thought turning off all those TV’s using TV-B-Gone at CES was a stupid prank by Gizmodo?   Me, too, but as it turn it, it was really harmless compared to the Polish boy, who converted a TV remote and derailed a tram, causing 12 injuries.

But in hindsight, that was just a benign trick, too.  VentureBeat reports of a “collaborative academic effort where medical device security researchers have figured out how to turn off someone’s pacemaker via remote control.”

Academic effort by medical researchers.  They spend two years on this research.  And they mean good, they just want to raise awareness of a potential vulnerability. Here’s the full paper on it.

If this is not a Killer App, I don’t know what is…


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