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DHS CISA Alerts to MedTronic MyCareLink Medical Device Flaws

Health IT Security

Jessica Davis

The Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency released an alert, warning healthcare organizations of serious vulnerabilities found in certain MedTronic MyCareLink (MCL) medical devices that could potentially impact patient data.

Discovered by IoT Security firm Sternum and a team of researchers from the University of California Santa Barbara, University of Florida, and University of Michigan, the flaws are found in all versions of the MCL Smart Model 25000 Patient Reader.

The patient reader is used to obtain information about an implanted cardiac device, which transmits to the MedTronic Carelink network through...

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