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In this March 12, 2014 photo, Heidi Elbarky, 39, holds the OneTouch Ping which is used to transfer sugar levels to her son Omar's insulin pump, right, in Spring Hill, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

(Bloomberg) – Johnson & Johnson is warning users of its OneTouch Ping insulin pump that hackers could exploit a cybersecurity flaw to infuse additional doses of the diabetes drug without their knowledge, which could be life-threatening. 

“The probability of unauthorized access to the OneTouch Ping System is extremely low,” the company said in a letter to patients alerting them to the risk. “It would require technical expertise, sophisticated equipment and proximity to the pump, as the OneTouch Ping system is not connected to the internet or to any external network.”

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