Can Your Health Be Put Into Black Hat Hackers Hands?

There are very few things that we are able to actually control in life. This is especially true when it comes to matters of life and death. You never know when it is your time to go and you can only hope that it is not soon. There are so many ways that you can expire that the best thing that you can do is to try and live your life and hope that everything goes well. But while you may not be able to control every aspect of your life 100% there are some things that you can have an influence over. And when it comes to your lifespan, you can try to have an influence over your health. You can try and live as long as possible by eating the right things and getting enough exercise. But sometimes even that is not enough and you can still end up in the hospital hoping that you are going to be okay.

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And for a lot of people, it is when they get in the hospital that they start to feel like that they really do not have any control in their life. It takes a long time to be a doctor and the reason why is because the human body is a very complicated piece of machine. And when you are trying to be a doctor there are a lot of pieces that you are going to have to learn. But it is not only the human body that you have to learn. It is the tools of the profession that you have to learn as well. And that gets to why we are talking about life and death as well as doctors in this article. It is because the medical field is starting to rely more and more on technology and that means that they are opening themselves up to the bad guys that go with technology.

When it comes to hospitals, like we said previously in the article, we are starting to see them rely more and more on technology. If you have visited a hospital lately you will see that they are very high tech places. This is especially true when you go a hospital that is well funded. Not all hospitals are on the same level and it seems as if the higher level that you go the more you are going to see high end level technology.

But a lot of these technologies are connected by networks. And usually these networks, while not all being connected to the actual internet, use the same technology as the internet. And if a black hat hacker is familiar with that technology on one system then it means that they are going to be familiar with that tech on another. And they can start to use that to their advantage. And in some cases it has already happened.

There have been reports over the years of some hospitals connecting their inner systems to the internet. This allowed them to have people who work there be able to connect to the system when they are at home. But this also allowed bad guys to be able to get into the system as well. Most of the time when the bad guys were able to get in they just used the servers of the hospital for storage. But there have been some cases where the bad guys tried to take over medical systems that were in the hospital as well. These systems were connected to the same networks that were connected to the internet and the bad guys were able to take advantage of it.

When we think of heavy security we usually think of government systems and corporations. But in this day and age we have to start thinking about hospitals as well.

About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

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