Reply to post: Re: Unrestricted access during remote firmware update?

Hacking these medical pumps is as easy as copying a booby-trapped file over the network

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Re: Unrestricted access during remote firmware update?

In my experience a lot of medical kit is designed by medical bods with very little understanding of IT. They see a problem and devise a solution based on their limited knowledge. Hospitals then buy it because the medical bods speak the same language and it's very hard for hospital IT to object as we tend to get overridden and the department in question holds the budget so we have to live with whatever gets dumped in our laps.

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