Hacking remote devices

We have already flagged up that it is possible to hack an insulin pump [TA 11 Aug] and the following item explains the process more, extending the warning to cars: “Computer hackers can force some cars to unlock their doors and start their engines by sending specially crafted messages to a car’s anti-theft system…They can also snoop on your movements by tapping the car’s global positioning system (GPS)” and brings it round to medical devices too. Now, hackers can steal a car via text (Via YTL Community)

UPDATE Saturday 27 Aug: Fall-out from the insulin pump story Insulin pump maker ignores diabetic’s hack warnings and a swift comment from Medtronic’s Michael Kremliovsky – their Senior Principal Scientist – on the LinkedIn Wireless Health Group discussion Not quite the publicity that Wireless Health applications need.