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Hacking Vulnerable Medical Equipment Puts Millions at Risk
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asksqn
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4/27/2015 | 9:46:11 PM
Bueller...
HIPAA really needs to be amended to include mandatory security protocols for hospital networks/medical devices particularly since medical information is infinitely more profitable than credit cards and social security numbers are. Not to mention interfering with devices just for grins/gigs.
kstaron
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4/24/2015 | 9:18:27 AM
Sounds like a plot of a thriller
Why am I envisioning a thriller where the villain hijacks a medical device of someone with high security clearance and threatens to meddle with it if they don't get the stuff they want?

While you mention it's much more likely that a hacker will go over the wi-fi network to get data, what is the actual likelihood of a hacker going after a particular medical device? Would it be a targeted attack on an individual or more random? And if it is targeted, are new security measures really going to stop a determined hacker?
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4/10/2015 | 1:35:22 PM
Tip of the iceberg
Although this is a particularly large, threatening tip. In the rush to implement the IOT and to exploit its great potential, the security issues are being largely ignored. If the trend continues, sooner rather than later there will be a tragedy.

 


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