Exclusive: J&J warns diabetic patients - Insulin pump vulnerable to hacking

Exclusive: J&J warns diabetic patients - Insulin pump vulnerable to hacking
 

Johnson & Johnson is telling patients that it has learned of a security vulnerability in one of its insulin pumps that a hacker could exploit to overdose diabetic patients with insulin, though it describes the risk as low.
Medical device experts said they believe it was the first time a manufacturer had issued such a warning to patients about a cyber vulnerability, a hot topic in the industry following revelations last month about possible bugs in pacemakers and defibrillators.
J&J executives told Reuters they knew of no examples of attempted hacking attacks on the device, the... read more

 
4 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 47
Source: Reuters
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