Animas—OneTouch Ping Insulin Infusion Pumps:​ May Be Vulnerable to Unauthorized Access through Unencrypted Radio Frequency Communication System

October 12, 2016 | Strategic Insights for Health System


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In an October 4, 2016, letter, Animas states that unauthorized users may be able to access the above pumps through their unencrypted radio-frequency (RF) communication system. Animas also states that the probability of this problem occurring is extremely low and would require close proximity to the pumps because they are not connected to the Internet or an external network. Animas further states that the RF communication...

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