Johnson & Johnson warns of insulin pump hack risk

October 4, 2016 5:25 PM

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SAN FRANCISCO — A major maker of medical devices has for the first time issued a warning about a potential computer security flaw in a consumer product, but cautions that the danger to patients is extremely low.

Computer security firm Rapid 7 discovered that it might be possible to take control of the pump via its an unencrypted radio frequency communication system that allows it to send commands and information via a wireless remote control. The company alerted Johnson & Johnson, which issued the warning.

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