How Connected Medical Devices Can Cause Cybersecurity Blues
11/29/2016 9:27:07 AM
In theory, the Internet of Things should allow patients and providers to take unprecedented control of health care. In practice, it is shaping up to be a security nightmare.
Earlier this month, Johnson & Johnson notified 114,000 patients of a security hole in its Animas One Touch Ping connected insulin pump. Although the company claims attacks are unlikely, the flaw could permit hackers to take control, alter dosage levels and disable the device altogether. It also exposed the weakness of health care IOT networks.
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