via Joe Carlson, writing at the Star Tribune, comes the tale of the dangers of medical device implantation, software & hardware vulnerablities and the Department of Homeland Security's watchlist for medical devices. The criticality of this issue cannot be overstated. Today's MustRead.
"The Homeland Security Department, which oversees security in critical U.S. infrastructure including medical devices, issued an alert Thursday describing two types of computer-hacking vulnerabilities in 16 different models of Medtronic implantable defibrillators sold around the world, including some still on the market today. The vulnerability also affects bedside monitors that read data from the devices in patients’ homes and in-office programming computers used by doctors." - via Joe Carlson, writing at the Star Tribune