Heart attack

Implanted Medical Devices Can Be Hacked Wirelessly, Warns U.S. Gov’t

Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) made by Medtronic are insecure, says the Dept. of Homeland Security. Exploitation is trivial, possible outcomes include the death of the patient. And Medtronic knew about the problem ...
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Lacking Medical Device Security

Lacking Medical Device Security Puts Everyone at Risk

Medical devices are particularly notable as targets for cybercriminals. A few root causes for medical device security vulnerabilities stand out: Use of deprecated and unpatched commercial, off-the-shelf software and operating systems. Slow ...
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Philips warns clinicians of remote-access vulnerabilities in its imaging software

Philips warns clinicians of remote-access vulnerabilities in its imaging software

Dutch technology vendor Philips has issued a security advisory to warn clinics that motivated hackers could get ahold of sensitive patient data by exploiting recently discovered vulnerabilities in its IntelliSpace Portal imaging ...