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Old 08-06-2019, 11:40 PM   #1
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'Insulin Pumps Could Be Hacked'


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'Certain insulin pumps are being recalled because they could be vulnerable to cyberattacks that may put patients' health at risk, the FDA has warned.
'The pumps being recalled are Medtronic's MiniMed 508 and MiniMed Paradigm series insulin pumps.'
'The FDA said it isn't aware of any patient harm related to these potential cybersecurity threats.' '
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jam...rticle/2740699
 
Old 08-07-2019, 08:17 PM   #2
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It seems that, in the medical device industry, security is always second (or third or fourth) to marketing.
 
Old 08-08-2019, 02:14 AM   #3
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It seems that, in the medical device industry, security is always second (or third or fourth) to marketing.
There's no reason for it to compete for resources. It takes little to make a device secure.
 
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There's no reason for it to compete for resources. It takes little to make a device secure.
The first thing it takes is for manufacturers to care about security. In the rush to market, too often security is an afterthought (or "aftercrack").
 
  


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