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Alerts: Flaws in Ultrasound, Open-Source Hospital Systems

Marianne Kolbasuk McGee

Federal authorities have issued security advisories related to vulnerabilities in ultrasound systems from a major medical device maker, and multiple flaws in an open-source hospital information management system used primarily by smaller entities. Together the alerts highlight the range security risks spanning various segments of the healthcare sector globally.

The recent Department of Homeland Security advisories include a June 25 alert about authentication vulnerabilities identified and reported to DHS' Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency by medical device maker Philips in certain...

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