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Published: Monday, May 15, 2017 @ 5:38 PM
Jennifer Baker has two daughters with Type 1 Diabetes.
"Insulin is keeping them alive," Baker said.
The girls wear insulin pumps, check their blood sugar levels and measure their carbs. Last fall, Baker learned of a potential problem in the specific insulin pump used by her daughter, Madison.
The radio frequency between the remote control and the pump, could be hacked, according to Johnson & Johnson.
The risk is low and a hacker would have to be within several feet of Madison to access the signal. But her pump is one of several medical devices the government has identified as being vulnerable.
The Food and Drug Administration has issued numerous alerts. In January, the agency issued a warning that the wireless signal between St. Jude's Medical Center pacemakers and their transmitter, could be hacked which could, "result in rapid battery depletion and-or administration of inappropriate pacing or shocks."
In 2015, the FDA said Hospira Infusion pumps could be accessed through a hospital's network and, "this could allow an unauthorized user to control the device and change the dosage the pump delivers."
"In theory, the risk is there to over-administer a lethal level of a type of pharmaceutical to a person, " said cyber-security expert Ali Alwan.
He said there are no known cases of patients being killed or injured but controlling the equipment is not the only concern. Hacking your health could be the newest way to reach your wallet.
"The reason medical data is worth more is, it's very descriptive. It knows your height, your weight, the color of your eyes in many cases," said Alwan. "If you think about how you apply for credit or how you impersonate someone's identity, the more more descriptive information you have, it becomes so much more valuable."
Published: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 @ 2:44 AM
Updated: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 11:59 PM
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Published: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 11:12 PM
DAYTON — Crews are on scene of a reported stabbing that occurred on Ferguson Avenue late Sunday night.
Initial reports indicate officials responded to the incident in the 900 block around 11 p.m.
Published: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 10:31 AM
Updated: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 11:33 PM
— Tropical storm warnings are up across Florida and along parts of the Gulf Coast as Subtropical Storm Alberto lumbers across the Gulf of Mexico ruining Memorial Day holiday plans for thousands of vacationers.
Update May 27, 2018 11:30 p.m. EDT: Subtropical Storm Alberto is about 95 miles from Apalachicola, Florida and continues to move north at 9 mph.
The Tropical Storm Warning from the Anclote to the Suwanee River has ended, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Update May 27, 2018 5:05 p.m. EDT: Subtropical Storm Alberto continues to move north, north west with no change in strength.
The Tropical Storm Warning along the west coast of Florida south of the Anclote River has ended, according to the National Hurricane Center.
The Storm Surge Warning for the northern Gulf Coast of west of Navarre, Florida has ended.
Update May 27, 2018 11 a.m. EDT: Subtropical Storm Alberto is strengthening with wind speeds clocked at 50 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center, or NHC. The storm is moving north at 14 mph and it’s located about 130 miles southwest of Tampa.
Isolated tornadoes are possible as Alberto closes in on the region. Forecasters are predicting Alberto will make landfall sometime late Sunday or Monday, bringing gusty winds, heavy rain, flash flooding and storm surge to parts of the Gulf Coast.
“Alberto is expected to produce heavy rainfall with a risk of flooding and flash flooding over western Cuba, the Florida Keys and south Florida today. The risk for heavy rainfall and flooding will then spread over much of the southeast U.S. tonight and Monday,” according to the NHC.
The NHC is warning of “dangerous surf and rip current conditions” along parts of the eastern and northern Gulf Coast through Monday.
A tropical storm warning has been issued for parts of the Florida Gulf Coast including from Bonita Beach to the Anclote River as well as north near the Aucilla River to the Mississippi/Alabama border, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
A tropical storm warning means tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area.
Heavy rainfall is expected as the storm, with sustained winds of 40 mph, continues to move at 13 mph through the Dry Tortugas.
A storm surge watch has also been issued for parts of Florida and the Mississippi/Alabama border, officials said.
Published: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 11:24 PM
STOCKTON, Calif. — A California businessman pleaded no contest to statutory rape of a 5-year-old girl Wednesday, and, as part of a negotiated deal with the San Joaquin County Superior Court, was sentenced to 90 days house arrest and will not have to register as a sex offender.
Lyle Burgess, 79, of Stockton, sexually assaulted the girl, who is now 7, after her family was invited to his Calaveras County cabin in 2016, the family’s attorney told KTXL.
“They trusted this man, he was a family friend, and he took advantage of them,” family attorney Ken Meleyco told KTXL.
Burgess, who founded an automotive parts manufacturing and distributing company, maintains his innocence, his attorney told the Stockton Record.
“I believe the allegations are motivated by greed. They are using this instance to try to gain financially,” Burgess’ attorney Gregory Davenport told the Stockton Record.