Medical Devices Pose Weak Link In Preventing Cyber Attacks

Information Management, 15 November 2016
Author: Fred Bazzoli
“For many users of Johnson & Johnson’s OneTouch Ping insulin pump, the benefit of ease of use has been outweighed by the fear of hacking. In early October, the company sent letters to patients using the devices, alerting them to the fact that the OneTouch contained a cybersecurity flaw that could allow a hacker to reprogram the device to administer additional doses of the diabetes drug, which could be life-threatening.”
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