As Biohacking Evolves, How Vulnerable are we to Cyber Threats?
Implantable technologies, such as chips under the skin, are vulnerable to hacking but are still quite primitive. The security risks are greater with implantable medical devices, which can seriously harm patients. Most implantable technologies use insecure technologies, such as RFID and NFC, which can be easily hacked. However, the focus should be on securing the technology itself rather than the body. Implantable medical devices, like pacemakers, have been vulnerable to cyberattacks in the past. Any cyberattack on a hospital's digital systems can compromise the security of all connected medical devices. Wireless communications pose higher risks, and implanting chips in the body when external options are available is unnecessary. While the future of cyborgs and integrated technology is still a dream, it is important to prioritize cybersecurity in the face of potential dangers.