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Could someone hack your pacemaker? FDA is recalling 465,000 of them due to that risk

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recalling nearly 500,000 pacemakers — the device that controls one’s heartbeat — citing concerns that they are vulnerable to hacking.

The FDA issued the recall Tuesday for 465,000 pacemakers created by health company Abbott Laboratories (formerly St. Jude Medical).

There are six types of pacemakers, all radio-controlled, affected by the recall, according to The Guardian.

“The pacemaker devices to which this update applies include the RF telemetry versions of the following devices in the U.S.: Accent SR RF™, Accent MRI™, Assurity™, Assurity MRI™, Accent DR RF™, Anthem RF™, Allure RF™, Allure Quadra RF™, and Quadra Allure MP RF™,” read the St. Jude Medical website.

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