Yes, this article is very concerning. I always knew that devices were susceptible to hacking, but had no idea how relatively easy it was for the experienced hacker to do so. I think there is an overall false sense of security with today's electronic devices. Hopefully the silver lining from all this will be to raise awareness and test methods for more improved software and electronic security for all products on the market.
This article is really very informative one. Usually we think that hackers only hack electronic devices and gadgets but i am astonished and surprise to learn that hackers also hack pacemaker and insulin pump this is really shamefull . If hacking of such medical instruments continue this will increase the crime rate as well
Security is most important and major factor in all It related and networked devices and components. It is shamefull to hear that hackers have found the way to hack medical devices and instruments to increase there crime . The basic reason behind this is that these days majority of the medical devices are networked and need security but unfortunately our doctors are not trained on that path and because they are not IT oriented they never bother to think on security aspects as well. According to me these days doctors should also have basic knowledge of IT devices .
Nice article. Currently I'm reading the book Hackers by Steven Levy. The first original hackers were a bunch of computer science students at MIT who formed The Model Railroad Club (TMRC). The intent of the club was to share technical tricks or hacks with other interested student engineers. Heres a cool video which explains how Hackers can be heroes. Enjoy!
This article is both informative and disturbing as it highlights malicious behavior. On the flip side, I really enjoyed the video link you posted, mrdon - very cool. I enjoyed learning about the history of hacking and how they defined hacking as finding good creative solutions to technical problems. It was also very interesting to see how some hackers view what they do as a way to implement positive social change. Just like so many things in the world, people may choose to use their talents for good or evil - just like Batman and the Joker...
@Debera - I don't think hackers bypassing security is anything uncommon these days. Where there's gold, there's a thief. Coming to doctors, I find that it would be really hard to teach doctors anything related to IT.
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