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> In offense of these medical devices, they should never have been running Windows or any general purpose OS in the first place!

Except that people don't want to learn a new GUI for every machine...

Except that people want to be able to use a tablet for the interface...

Except that people want to control things from their phone...

Here's the reality: The end user doesn't give one iota of DAMN about security. People want to control their pacemaker or insulin pump from their PHONE. Ay yai yai.

Even worse: can your security get in the way when someone is trying to save a life? That's going to send you to court.




Most of these don't apply in context of medical devices. Sure, you can find some which will give you access to the usual OS desktop. But largely they're integrated and have a full-screen, completely customised interface


The devices itself should not run Windows. You should separate the two: one for the device, one for the user. The user machine (a full-blown windows if that's what you want), you can security-update all you want.




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