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US posts rules for addressing cyber bugs in medical devices

From Fox News:

The U.S. government on Tuesday issued rules for addressing cyber vulnerabilities in medical devices, providing manufacturers with guidelines for fixing security bugs in equipment, including pacemakers, insulin pumps and imaging systems.

Source: US posts rules for addressing cyber bugs in medical devices | Fox News

Reading the article the new rules are really guidelines. As much as I love the concept of the Internet of things (IOT) and can see amazing potential benefit from online medical devices, I am very concerned with security. Many (maybe most) IOT devices were designed with little or no thought to security. That can be a potential problem with a child’s toy but it is likely to be a much bigger potential problem with an implanted medical device.

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