Alejandro Hernández: Let's talk about the future. Hackers can already mediate between brain waves and hospital kits, and in the future it will get much worse, according to IOActive senior adviser Alejandro Hernández.
Hernández reports that the ability to steal, manipulate and reproduce brainwaves from an EEG is already feasible, since hospital kits available on the market can be hacked by hackers, and the health care industry is not taking any precautions to protect of the waves of the brain.
After decades in laboratories and hospitals, brainstorms are firmly implemented by devices that have so far remained largely experimental.
In a clinical setting, EEG devices are a useful tool for diagnosing seizures and sleep disorders such as narcolepsy.
Researchers still believe they are able to record brain waves and have the ability to send signals, creating brain-to-brain connections. In this way they have made conscious thoughts transmitted over the internet to be unconsciously executed by another person or to fly unmanned aircraft without a remote control.
Hernández, however, says that man-in-the-middle attacks are possible, something he tried in his own brain waves.
Hernández claims there are dangerous vulnerabilities in devices used in hospitals that allow man-in-the-middle and denial-of-service attacks.
The investigator demonstrated at the BruCon conference last week a live man-in-the-middle attack on his own brain signals using the very widely used open source EEG package NeuroServer
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