Reply to post: Re: Not as big a problem as suggested.

Medical device vuln allows hackers to falsify patients' vitals


Re: Not as big a problem as suggested.

"It is impossible to asses the ipact of this without an understanding of the intended use of the device but it is almost certainly the case that if it is being used as a vital signs monitor it will have a local audible alarm and alert feature. These must be there because the network/wireless communications cannot be relied upon."

Not true. The main motivator for remote monitoring is to cut down on the individual devices with displays going "BEEP". Those cost money, have to be certified and then maintained for a decade or more and nobody's looking at them 99% of the time. So a remote device wouldn't have much in the way of displays or so on, having those would defeat the remote monitoring benefit to start with.

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