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To Hack, or not to Hack, that is the Question

Hacking could improve medical device quality and security, but in the face of jail-time, trying isn’t so appealing.

August 16, 2013

The word “hackers” makes us think of identity thieves and friends posting embarrassing statuses on one another’s Facebook. But the hacking community could also save lives.

Medical device applications have seen their share of shortcomings, and hackers can expose flaws more easily than you’d expect. Computer World’s "FDA asks hackers to expose holes in medical devices, but many researchers fear CFAA & jail" explores the turmoil of those trying to help in an unconventional way.

 
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