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Alerts: Vulnerabilities in 6 Medical Devices

Marianne Kolbasuk McGee

Federal authorities are sounding the alarm about cybersecurity vulnerabilities in six medical devices from three manufacturers. The device makers are providing risk mitigation advice.

On Thursday, the Industrial Control Systems' Computer Emergency Response Team - a unit of Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency - issued six alerts about vulnerabilities in medical devices from Baxter, BD and Biotronik.

Some of the flaws - if exploited - could result in compromises of patient information and allow attackers to alter data or system configurations or launch a distributed denial-of-service attack.

Baxter Vulnerabilities
Four of the six DHS alerts pertain to several medical device products from Deerfield, Ill.-based manufacturer Baxter, which identified and reported the problems to CISA.

The device alerts pertain to...

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