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Researcher Roots Out Security Flaws In Insulin Pumps

05
Oct
2016
Researcher Roots Out Security Flaws In Insulin Pumps

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Three security vulnerabilities in a popular insulin pump were revealed today, but the researcher who discovered them doesn’t want you to worry about it too much.

The problems in the Animas OneTouch Ping wireless insulin pump were discovered by Jay Radcliffe, security researcher at Rapid7 and himself a Type I diabetic. The vulnerabilities all relate to insufficient security protocols still common in Internet of Things devices, including cleartext communications. Attackers could ultimately exploit the weak security to issue extra doses of insulin and induce hypoglycemic reactions.

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