That’s right. Remote code execution vulnerability for the human heart, and I’m not talking about the kind of vulnerability where some heartless bitch takes your heart, stomps all over it, and walks away with half of your money. Although that particular vulnerability is a tough one to patch as well.
A team of hackers, scientists and 45 year old virgins were able to successfully manipulate a common model of human pacemaker to deliver a potentially fatal shock to the pacemakee (pacemakee : one who has a pacemaker). The signal can be sent wirelessly to the pacemaker, interrupting the devices functionality after a two way communication handshake is completed between the hacker device and the pacemaker device.
Fear not though. “To our knowledge there has not been a single reported incident of such an event in more than 30 years of device telemetry use, which includes millions of implants worldwide,” states a pacemaker representative, adding that “newer implants with longer transmission ranges (… ) also had enhanced security”
In all fairness, sneaking up behind them and yelling “BOO!” might be more effective, though my research shows no definitive data on that theory.