from the tell-him-about-the-twinkie dept.
ancientribe writes "Hackers who hack insulin pumps, heart monitors, HVAC systems, home automation systems, and cars are finding some life-threatening security flaws in these newly networked consumer devices, but their work is often dismissed or demonized by those industries and the policymakers who govern their safety. A grass-roots movement is now under way to help bridge this dangerous gap between the researcher community and consumer product policymakers and manufacturers. The security experts driving this effort appealed to the DEF CON 21 hacking conference audience to help them recruit intermediaries who can speak both hacker and consumer product and policy."
I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when
you looked at it in the right way, did not become still more complicated.
-- Poul Anderson