Investigation Begins for Medtronic Insulin Pump Software

More bad news from Medtronic Inc.: they have hired security software experts to investigate new claims that their insulin pump device can be potentially hacked into. This can potentially lead to diabetes patients being dosed with lethal amounts of insulin, and thankfully there have not been any reports of hackers remotely controlling the device. Medtronic admitted the security defect in August, but declined to say which of their eight models has the problem, despite the fact that about 200,000 people use their insulin pumps. Officials from the $16 billion dollar a year company stated that it will be hard to make any changes to their device because FDA regulations require device makers to get approval before alterations.