Post Tagged with: "medical devices"

X-Rays Behaving Badly: Devices Give Malware Foothold on Hospital Networks

June 8, 2015 11:101 comment
A report by the security firm TrapX warns that medical devices - including radiologic systems - are stepping stones for malicious attackers.

In-brief: serious breaches of hospital networks are almost certainly more common than has been reported, as compromised medical devices often hide the telltale signs of malware infection and data theft, according to a report from the security firm TrapX. 

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IEEE Proposes Standards For Safe, Connected Health Products

May 21, 2015 13:000 comments
The IEEE and NSF have published what they're calling a "building code" for connected health devices.

In-brief: a new publication by IEEE lays out a “building code” for medical device makers to help address security and privacy issues in products. 

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FDA Safety Advisory Warns of Cyber Risk of Drug Pumps

May 14, 2015 08:280 comments
The FDA issued a Safety Communication regarding vulnerabilities in the Hospira LifeCare drug infusion pump.

In-brief: In what may be a first, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Safety Communication regarding vulnerabilities in a drug infusion pump by the firm Hospira.

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Drug Pumps Vulnerable to trivial Hacks, DHS warns

April 2, 2015 17:490 comments
Hospira's Mednet software contains serious and remotely exploitable vulnerabilities, the Department of Homeland Security warned.

In-brief: The Department of Homeland Security warned that drug infusion pump management software sold by Hospira contains serious and exploitable vulnerabilities that could be used to remotely take control of the devices. 

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