Smartwatch Hack Could Have Been Fatal To The Elderly – Comment From Expert

A critical vulnerability was found in smartwatch software used to help elderly patients. The vulnerability would have allowed hackers to access the watches, sometimes designed to help elderly patients with dementia, and fatally interfere with their treatment.


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Bill Lummis, Technical Program Manager,  HackerOne
July 10, 2020
Security weaknesses in IoT devices continue to make headlines.
Security weaknesses in IoT devices continue to make headlines. It's not surprising that there is a real push to ensure medical device providers in particular have a process to accept vulnerability reports from third party researchers and the FDA has recently released guidance on how providers should do this because any issues in the device are really messy to clean up. The ETSI has also recently r ....
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