The Trials of a Diabetic Hacker

The Trials of a Diabetic Hacker
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Jay Radcliffe thought he was a force for good. Last year, the 34-year-old computer network security expert discovered that a best-selling insulin pump used by fellow diabetics is vulnerable to hacking. Tinkering with his own pump, Radcliffe noticed that its wireless connection opened a security hole that would allow an attacker to manipulate the amount of insulin pumped, potentially inducing a fatal reaction.

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