Jim Finkle, writing at Reuters, shares a warning - via Johnson & Johnson (NasdaqGS: JNJ) - of an insulin pump security flaw that permits exploitation thereof. Kudos are in order for the diligent efforts brought to bear on this flaw by the researcher - Jay Radcliffe, of Rapid7 (see the 2016/09/28 notification at the Rapid7 Community blog). Outstanding work.
" Using industry standard encryption with a unique key pair would mitigate these issues. Affected users can avoid these issues entirely by disabling the radio (RF) functionality of the device. On the OneTouch Ping Insulin Pump, this is done through the Setup -> Advanced -> Meter/10 screen, and selecting "RF = OFF". In addition, the vendor has provided other mitigations for these issues, described on their website and in letters being sent to all patients using the pump and health care professionals. Patients should consult with their own endocrinologist about any aspect of their ongoing medical care.' via Rapid7