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Your heartbeat is a password: Medical implants could get new security feature  – NBC News.com

Your heartbeat is a password: Medical implants could get new security feature  – NBC News.com.

 

Heartbeats are now used as a password when it comes to permitting a technician or doctor to tweak the intended medical device on the patient. How it works: when doctors need to access a patient’s device, they listen to the heartbeat of the patient and if the match is correct, the device is unlocked and ready for tweaking. This prevents hacking of the device and is used a more of a safety precaution.

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