Medical Hacking Can Be A Life Or Death Issue

The increasingly technology-dependent medical world is facing new risks when it comes to hackers.

By Alain StephensAugust 17, 2015 4:31 pm

You don’t have to look far find that more and more devices are integrating networking capabilities into their systems – TVs synced to the internet, phones connected to household appliances, and smartwatches linked to personal vehicles that can relay crucial information to the driver. But every connection is also an access point for hackers to steal and exploit pertinent information. For most people, that could mean stolen property, maybe even a stolen identity. But what if the circumstances could mean life or death? What’s to stop a hacker from gaining access to crucial life-depending medical equipment? Unfortunately, not much.

The Standard spoke to Kim Zetter, a reporter for Wired magazine, about an increasing risk in the technology-dependent medical world.

For full interview, listen to the audio at the top of the page.