The FDA has known about the security threat for a while. It's even infiltrated the popular psyche—in an episode of Homeland, hackers kill the vice-president by disabling his pacemaker. In real life, it would probably be less dramatic. Hackers could mess with devices, "just because they can," the president of Consumer Watchdog, a consumer advocacy organization, Jamie Court told KQED. And though the FDA has known about the issue for some time and issued guidelines for manufacturers to make medical devices more secure, some, like Court, claim that they aren't strict enough.