insulin pumps recalled for cyber-insecurity

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gus3

Jun 28, 2019
4:06 PM EST
http://www.cnbc.com/2019/06/27/medtronic-recalls-some-insuli...

Once again, "a little knowledge is a dangerous thing." Just like the "experts" who designed DVD-CSS, but this time, the insecurity can be life-threatening.

(Not exactly Linux or FOSS, so it's a comment thread, not a newswire story.)
seatex

Jun 29, 2019
11:12 AM EST
How about having a pacemaker with internet connectivity? Yes, my step-father got one. Nothing to worry about, they say.
gus3

Jun 29, 2019
12:18 PM EST
Actually, if it's using SSL/TLS with an RSA 7680-bit key (entirely possible!), I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.
alc

Jun 29, 2019
1:09 PM EST
"How about having a pacemaker with internet connectivity?"

My mother in law had the same thing. I believe they could even adjust it remotely. (Not sure though) She just passed away, (not from that) so I can't ask her about it.

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