Things Your Hospital Doesn’t Tell you – Insulin Pumps can be Hacked to OD Patients

thezootsewt/ October 5, 2016/ Healthcare/ 0 comments

A concerning story emerged today out of Johnson & Johnson.  Apparently one of their insulin pumps is vulnerable to Cyber Attack and could even overdose patients.  Johnson & Johnson describes the risk as “low”, but it still sounds unnerving,  This is not the first medical device to have cyber security issues, and it brings up a whole host of other issues.  If you have one of these devices, J & J recommends you set a limit on the maximum insulin dosage and discontinue use of the wireless remote control.  What other types of medical devices should we be concerned that hackers might exploit?

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