Insulin pump hacking – interesting, but not really panic inducing
4 August, 2011 in news
Thanks to ShootUp reader Scotty for alerting this dog to a news story about a diabetic geek who has managed to hack into his own insulin pump and CGM with external devices and adjust their settings. The inference being that if he’s done it to himself, other evil people who were really clever and really wanted to could maliciously do this too.Â This dog is quite excited by the prospect and is going away to immediately brush up his IT skills. The fun I could have by hacking into Alison’s and Timâ€™s pumps is beyond my wildest dreams.
If I was a diabetic dog, Iâ€™d probably say this is technically very interesting, but given the likelihood of it happening is far slimmer than most complicationsÂ it’s not something that would be top of my diabetes related worries list. It would be nice to think the manufacturers have it on their toÂ fix list though.Â As Iâ€™m not a diabetic dog,Â I say this sounds fascinating and Iâ€™m off to cause as much chaos as I can. Woof.