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St. Jude Says Muddy Waters, MedSec Video Shows Security Feature, Not Flaw
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Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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9/3/2016 | 5:11:09 PM
Umm...
Isn't "It's not a bug; it's a feature!" the oldest software-engineering excuse in the book?
RyanSepe
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8/31/2016 | 11:09:45 PM
If attacked, our pacemakers place themselves into a 'safe' mode to ensure the device continues to work,
Referring to the title of my post, I think this needs to be more clearly defined. What constitutes an attack? Do authroized users have the ability to make changes as needed after the implants have been implanted, and if so can this behavior be mimicked, etc?
RyanSepe
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8/31/2016 | 11:07:27 PM
Re: Collaboration is key to uncover and remedy vulnerabilities
I agree, but I would say a caveat to that is that the collaboration should be closed source. Open source collaboration was a good idea in theory but it seems to do more harm than good.
JulietteRizkallah
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8/31/2016 | 2:44:03 PM
Collaboration is key to uncover and remedy vulnerabilities
When it comes to security of medical devices, this type of article makes me nervous.  I would like to see all parties collaborate to test and strenghten the security of implantable medical devices rather than having a war of words over media.


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