Almost a year ago you had a chance to ask professor Kevin Fu about medical device security.
A number of events (including the collapse of his house) conspired to delay the answering of those questions.
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by Digital Ebola Have you explored changing the dosages on drug pumps?
Either through exploiting the device directly or by exploiting the database backend?
He explained that one day he suffered a routine cold that got worse and caused a rare infection that destroyed his auditory nerve. The cochlear implant sufficiently restored his hearing such that he and I could have a normal conversation.
You can imagine the complex security and privacy questions that will need to be considered when future devices go all "Internet of Things" or "Terra Swarm." PCA Pumps?
Professor Fu has finally found respite from calamity, coincidentally at a time when the FDA has issued guidance on the security of medical devices.
Below you'll find his answers to your old but not forgotten questions.
Think of the external device as the source of power, sound inputs, and control.
I met a relatively young flight attendant a few years ago who had a cochlear implant.
Now on to the real question: what about the backdoor of the pump?