Part of the great problems of living in a connected world lie in that it is much of our information which normally travels from one place to another unless we are very aware of this and of the problems that this may have, hence you need a minimum of security for this much more valuable information than we can imagine You can not reach people who make bad use of our data.
Unfortunately there are many companies that overlooked in this type of regulations, either by ignorance or not to make certain investments. Due to this today day there are companies like Johnson & Johnson, experts in security that is dedicated to detect this type of problems. In his last connected, us speak sor the pump of insulin Animas OneTouch Ping which, to the parcer, has a vulnerability quite alarming since any hacker could connect is to she of form remote and modify the dose of insulin via remote without the user is know.
Detected a security vulnerability in the Animas OneTouch Ping insulin pump.
I can personally understand that don’t have account security in communications in certain applications but I cannot understand how, in a medical device like this, you can find this type of failure. As detail, let you know that the Animas OneTouch Ping insulin pump has been on the market since 2008. The advantages of this include the use of a wireless remote control that allows the user to adjust the insulin dose without having to access the device, which is always located under your clothes.
The problem with the Animas OneTouch Ping is that communications between the pump and the control does not have any type of encryption you could do that any hacker with sufficient knowledge can have access to that information and modify the dose remotely putting, obviously, serious danger the patient. For the company manufacturer, the risks are minimum since is require large knowledge technical, team sophisticated and be to less than 8 meters of the pump.
More information: reuters