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Newest DBS system st Jude's

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Hi everyone I just got DBS surgery and was turned on sept 7.. they implanted the latest DBS its developed by St Judes and it works via Bluetooth.. looking to connect l others who have this new system. 

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A little concerned about mischief:

Billions of Bluetooth devices could get hit by this attack

More than 5 billion devices are vulnerable to a "highly infectious" malware attack.

 

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You have to be within a couple of feet to establish a connection. I had my SCS upgraded this past summer to a Bluetooth model. The generators only work with apple products and to be more specific, an IPod. Kinda bugs me, because I would prefer to control it with my phone rather than still having to carry a second device. I'm sure the DBS folks have the same issue. Keep us posted on your progress YLopez56.

Dave

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I also do have a St Jude Brio rechargeable. Concerning bluetooth and related issues as an engineer I would say do not worry, In Information Technology in principle any device with a processor and input output mechanism can be hacked. The point is how difficult it is to do it, how much in terms of expert manpower it will cost and what will it bring to the hacker.  Do not forget that the existing devices implanted in our bodies can also be hacked.  No need to worry the security matters are well known in IT communities around the world.

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