health and wellness

Fitness Hacker: Under Armour breach affects 150m

The fitness gear maker Under Armour said on Thursday that a breach of its MyFitnessPal website in February resulted in the theft of data on 150 million customers. 

Short Sheet: Researchers Raise Doubts on St. Jude Device Hack

In-brief: The battle of words over the security of devices by St. Jude Medical continued on Tuesday, as researchers from University of Michigan raised questions about claims that security researchers had actually “crashed” implantable pace makers. 

Privacy Forum Pushes Guidance for Wearables, Health Apps

In-brief: new guidance from the Future of Privacy Forum urges connected health device makers to address security and privacy issues to prevent sensitive data from falling into the wrong hands. 

FDA: Antivirus Crashed Diagnostic Tool During Heart Procedure

In-brief: antivirus software running on a medical diagnostic computer caused the device to fail in the middle of a cardiac procedure, the FDA said.

Research Raises More Alarms on Connected Home Products

In-brief: A new study by BitDefender suggests that security lapses dampen the appeal of smart home appliances and could (literally) open the door to burglars.