Insulin Pump Hacked
All that's required to perpetrate the hack, according to researcher Jay Radcliffe, is the pump's serial number.
At the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas, a security researcher demonstrated how hackers could remotely adjust his insulin pump.
"Jay Radcliffe, a security researcher, demonstrated to the crowd at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas how he is able to send commands to and wirelessly disable (within about 150 feet) the insulin pump he has been wearing since he was 22, when he was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease after dealing with extreme weight loss and an unquenchable thirst," writes SC Magazine's Dan Kaplan.
"Radcliffe, now 33, explained that all he requires to perpetrate the hack is the target pump's serial number," Kaplan writes. "Then using hardware and a program he wrote to talk to the device, he can issue instructions."
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