Hackers can remotely kill hospital patients with drug pumps

#AceNewsServices – Featured Report:June.11: Serious alarm is finally being raised over drug pumps in thousands of hospitals around the world being vulnerable to hacking.

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RT spoke to the security expert whose previous warnings were ignored – until he proved hackers could kill patients remotely.

Billy Rios, a security expert, earlier this year tested several pumps belonging to major drug pump maker Hospira, which delivers devices to over 400,000 hospitals globally. What he found was alarming, but not enough to cause widespread fear. Rios discovered that a hacker could remotely make the intravenous pump forget to warn the physician if they made a mistake setting the dosage.

So he kept on digging and later figured out how hackers could remotely change the firmware of a device and administer a fatal dosage at will.

“Anyone can do this, and it’s just a matter of time before someone figures out how,” Rios told RT.

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WASHINGTON: ‘ TSA employs 73-Airport workers with Terrorist links ‘

#AceNewsReport – WASHINGTON:June.08: The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was unable to detect 73 commercial airport workers who had links to terrorist activities, but were given access to secure airport areas, US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) said in a report released on Monday.

' TSA Employ Airport Workers with Terrorist Links '
‘ TSA Employ Airport Workers with Terrorist Links ‘

The review also found that thousands of workers’ vetted records contained incomplete or inaccurate details.

“TSA did not identify 73 individuals with terrorism-related category codes because TSA is not authorized to receive all terrorism-related information under current interagency watch-listing policy.”

TSA had limited oversight over commercial airports and relied on the airport operators to perform workers’ criminal history and work authorization checks, according to OIG.

“Without complete and accurate information, TSA risks credentialing and providing unescorted access to secure airport areas for workers with potential to harm the nation’s air transportation system.”

TSA has been the subject of renewed criticism after media reported on June 1, 2015 that the Agency failed to identify explosives and weapons in 67 out of 70 tests at airports across the United States.

Following the disclosure of the TSA screening failure to the public, DHS revised TSA’s operating procedures and reassigned TSA Administrator Melvin Carraway.

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Will All Saints Day Turn Out to be All Hell Day in the US Video

English: Seal of the United States Department ...

English: Seal of the United States Department of Homeland Security. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Fox NewsNeil Cavuto thinks the Department of Homeland Security’s $80 million outlay on armed guards to protect government buildings is directly connected to food stamp cuts set to take effect on November 1st, a day on which all hell could break loose.

As Infowars first reported on Monday, the DHS announced its intention to hire a raft of new armed guards to prepare for “public demonstrations” and “civil disturbances” in upstate New York, adding that some of the guards would be posted outside IRS facilities.
Covering the story on his Fox News show, Cavuto said, “November 1st could be a very iffy kind of day….this could be all hell breaks loose day,” noting that the armed guards were not to protect government buildings from terrorist threats but “From American citizens because on November 1st the food stamp program is set to start decreasing the amount that is allocated to food stamp recipients….and they’re worried that violence will ensue.”

Cavuto’s concern that the cut in food stamp benefits could spark violence is legitimate given what happened when the EBT card system crashed for just hours earlier this month, prompting mini-riots and looting at several Walmart stores.

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