Medical implants and hospital systems are vulnerable to hackers

From Boing Boing:

Medical devices have long been the locus of information security’s scariest failures: from the testing and life-support equipment in hospitals to the implants that go in your body: these systems are often designed to harvest titanic amounts of data about you, data you’re not allowed to see that’s processed by code you’re not allowed to audit, with potential felony prosecutions for security researchers who report defects in these systems (only partially mitigated by a limited exemption that expires next year). What’s more, it can get much worse.

A pair of new studies from independent security researchers show that things are as bad or worse as they’ve ever been in the domain of implants and hospital systems.

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