1) We all know that wireless devices are much more easily hacked than wired ones are. Also, medical devices, like pacemakers, deep brain implants, etc. are vulnerable to EMR emissions, hence the warnings at libraries and airports. But now, the FDA in the US is warning of possible cybersecurity attacks which could cause major health problems for the victim. With 5G and the IoT, one of the goals is to connect everything via a network grid. This will include these very important and vulnerable devices.
FDA informs patients, providers and manufacturers about potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities for connected medical devices and health care networks that use certain communication software
“Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is informing patients, health care professionals, IT staff in health care facilities and manufacturers of a set of cybersecurity vulnerabilities, referred to as “URGENT/11,” that—if exploited by a remote attacker—may introduce risks for medical devices and hospital networks. URGENT/11 affects several operating systems that may then impact certain medical devices connected to a communications network, such as wi-fi and public or home Internet, as well as other connected equipment such as routers, connected phones and other critical infrastructure equipment. These cybersecurity vulnerabilities may allow a remote user to take control of a medical device and change its function, cause denial of service, or cause information leaks or logical flaws, which may prevent a device from functioning properly or at all…
“While we are not aware of patients who may have been harmed by this particular cybersecurity vulnerability, the risk of patient harm if such a vulnerability were left unaddressed could be significant,” said Suzanne Schwartz, M.D., MBA, deputy director of the Office of Strategic Partnerships and Technology Innovation in the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health. “The safety communication issued today contains recommendations for what actions patients, health care providers and manufacturers should take to reduce the risk this vulnerability could pose. It’s important for manufacturers to be aware that the nature of these vulnerabilities allows the attack to occur undetected and without user interaction. Because an attack may be interpreted by the device as a normal network communication, it may remain invisible to security measures.”
2) In the US, groups are pressuring their state governments to limit the amount of RF children are exposed to and to help educate people about the dangers associated with wireless devices, especially cell phones. Below, in Letters, is a request from Cece Doucette for support for bills being presented in Massachusetts. A template is provided and she is asking for many (even those living outside the US) to show support by submitting it to those in the Mass. legislature. I hope you will consider taking a few minutes to do so. I have provided links to the bills.
It is time that we organize to get some bills presented to our provincial government to address major concerns, such as Wi-Fi in schools and labelling cell phones.
3) A very interesting video sent by a member. Many of us use RF meters to measure the exposure levels in the environment, but our bodies are wonderful antennae and they should be measured, too.
Q&A Measure the AIR or BODY for EMR and Wi-Fi radiation?
This is the meter that was used in the YouTube.
The GEOVITAL Digitmeter HF Field Probe – made by, and for, those with an interest in health
“If you are going to make decisions affecting health…
you need a quality instrument that was designed by those who need it to facilitate health recoveries in patients.”
Here are the 2 bills included in the template:
https://malegislature.gov/Bills/191/S129 Resolve relative to disclosure of radio frequency notifications
https://malegislature.gov/Bills/191/S130 An Act relative to the safe use of electronic devices by children
From: Cece Doucette <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Oct 1, 2019
Subject: New Request: Two More MA EMF Bills up for Public Hearing!
Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
“Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” Winston Churchill
Sent from my completely hard-wired laptop with all wireless capability disabled.