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US Company Warns That Its Insulin Pumps Can Be Hacked

The U.S. firm Johnson & Johnson, one of the biggest manufacturers of medical appliances, warned this week that its insulin pumps could be hacked, meaning unauthorized persons might be able to change insulin doses of thousands of diabetes patients. The vulnerability affects only pumps that have wireless remote control, which uses unencrypted radio frequencies, but they are not connected to the internet. Recently it was revealed some pacemakers and defibrillators also may be open to...

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