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Medical device hack attacks may kill, researchers warn (BBC News)

Medical device hack attacks may kill, researchers warn (BBC News)

Posted Apr 11, 2012 20:10 UTC (Wed) by scientes (guest, #83068)
In reply to: Medical device hack attacks may kill, researchers warn (BBC News) by Ben_P
Parent article: Medical device hack attacks may kill, researchers warn (BBC News)

> would it be reasonable to ask those with these implants to also carry around the key to sign implant instructions?

that would certainly be the best, so that the patient has the power over the signing key, rather than the manufacture or someone else besides the patient.


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Medical device hack attacks may kill, researchers warn (BBC News)

Posted Apr 12, 2012 0:01 UTC (Thu) by JoeBuck (guest, #2330) [Link]

The device may well require adjustment when the patient is unconscious, so the idea that the patient would be the only one with the key would be a bad (maybe a fatal) mistake. Any solutions have to be thought through carefully.

Medical device hack attacks may kill, researchers warn (BBC News)

Posted Apr 12, 2012 0:29 UTC (Thu) by scientes (guest, #83068) [Link]

I'm not saying the patient is the only one with the key, I'm saying that the patient can give the key to people the patient wants to have that privlidge.

Medical device hack attacks may kill, researchers warn (BBC News)

Posted Apr 12, 2012 1:04 UTC (Thu) by Ben_P (guest, #74247) [Link]

I was thinking the signing key would be in the place as your blood type, allergies to certain common medicines etc.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_identification_tag

Medical device hack attacks may kill, researchers warn (BBC News)

Posted Apr 12, 2012 1:06 UTC (Thu) by Ben_P (guest, #74247) [Link]

According to that article, you ought to have a Medical ID card if you have any kind of medical implant like a pacemaker.


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