By Gunter Ollmann @gollmann
The US Food and Drug Agency (FDA) released an important safety communication targeted at medical device manufacturers, hospitals, medical device user facilities, health care IT and procurements staff, along with biomedical engineers in which they warn of risk of failure due to cyberattack - such as through malware or unauthorized access to configuration settings in medical devices and hospital networks.
Have you ever been to view a much anticipated movie based upon an exciting book you happened to have read when you were younger, only to be sorely disappointed by what the director finally pulled together on the big screen? Well that’s how I feel when I read this newest alert from the FDA. Actually it's not even called an alert… it's a "Safety Communication"… it's analogous to Peter Jackson deciding that his own interpretation of JRR Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' wasn't really worthy of the title so to forestall criticism he named the movie 'Some Dwarves and a Hobbit do Stuff'.