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Insulin pump vulnerable to hacking, J&J warns people with diabetes

“The probability of unauthorized access to the OneTouch Ping system is extremely low,” the company said in letters sent on Monday to doctors and about 114,000 patients who use the device in the United States and Canada.

Communications not encrypted

Patients urged to stay on the product

FDA guidance on medical devices to come

An early draft of that guidance, which was released in January for public comments, called for device makers to work with security researchers, identify steps to mitigate risks, and provide patients with information about bugs so they can “make informed decisions” about device use.

Article source: http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/insulin-pump-hack-1.3790456?cmp=rss