“Pacemaker Fix Against Hackers Raises New Fears,” The Wall Street Journal, October 21, 2017 B4. Will updating the software crash your pacemaker? Fix to prevent a potential hacker pathway.
A couple of information points. Software is information. Limiting unauthorized access to “my” pacemaker seems to be something the manufacturer should be responsible for. Who manages the risk of hacking? What about the risk of the change itself? Is this a doctor’s call or the patient’s call?