Why Hackers Love eHealth Applications

Rohit Goyal, Nicola Dragoni

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Abstract

The tsunami of Internet-of-Things and mobile applications for healthcare is giving hackers an easy way to burrow deeper into our lives as never before. In this paper we argue that this security disaster is mainly due to a lack of consideration by the healthcare IT industry in security and privacy issues. By means of a representative healthcare mobile app, we analyse the main vulnerabilities that eHealth applications should deal with in order to protect user data and related privacy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd EAI International Conference on IoT Technologies for HealthCare (HealthyIoT), 2016, LNICST
EditorsMobyen Uddin Ahmed, Shahina Begum, Wasim Raad
Number of pages6
PublisherSpringer
Publication date2016
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-51233-4
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-51234-1
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventThe 3rd EAI International Conference on IoT Technologies for HealthCare - Västerås, Sweden
Duration: 18 Oct 201619 Oct 2016
Conference number: 3
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Conference

ConferenceThe 3rd EAI International Conference on IoT Technologies for HealthCare
Number3
CountrySweden
CityVästerås
Period18/10/201619/10/2016
Internet address
SeriesLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
ISSN1867-8211

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Goyal, R., & Dragoni, N. (2016). Why Hackers Love eHealth Applications. In M. Uddin Ahmed, S. Begum, & W. Raad (Eds.), Proceedings of the 3rd EAI International Conference on IoT Technologies for HealthCare (HealthyIoT), 2016, LNICST Springer. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering