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Medicine Security

Ask Professor Kevin Fu About Medical Device Security 57

Posted by samzenpus
from the protect-ya-neck dept.
Kevin Fu is a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Michigan. He heads a research group on medical-device security, Archimedes, that works to find vulnerabilities in medical equipment. WattsUpDoc, a system that can detect malware on medical devices by monitoring changes in power consumption, is based on his work. Professor Fu has agreed to put down the pacemakers for a moment and answer your questions about his work and medical device security in general. As usual, ask as many as you'd like, but please, one question per post.
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Ask Professor Kevin Fu About Medical Device Security

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  • Cochlear Implants (Score:4, Interesting)

    by mcspoo (933106) on Monday October 07, 2013 @11:05AM (#45059821) Homepage
    How secure are Cochlear implants and their processors? Any chance I'm going to hear the voice of God (without the tooth implant, ala Real Genius?)
  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 07, 2013 @11:31AM (#45060163)

    The C programming language is most often used for embedded devices. The language is poorly specified. Compilers sometimes have issues, and programmers find a zillion creative ways to make mistakes. MISRA C and its enforcement is a bag of hurt in the absence of certified tools. Has there been any work to define a more safe/sane programming language for embedded devices?

Make sure your code does nothing gracefully.