J&J Mea Culpa May Help Contain Device Data Security Fallout

Law360, New York (October 5, 2016, 9:32 PM EDT) -- Johnson & Johnson's disclosure Tuesday that its OneTouch Ping insulin pump is vulnerable to hackers is likely to draw interest from both consumers and regulators who may cast a critical eye on the connected device's lack of encryption, but J&J's decision to reveal the security risk before a breach occurred may help it stave off some of this backlash.

In a two-page letter sent to users of the insulin pump, the company's Animas Corp. unit advised that even though the device isn't connected to the internet, its unencrypted radio frequency communications opens it up to hackers, who could exploit the vulnerability...

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