Feds Warn of 7 Flaws Affecting Medical Devices, IoT Gear

Healthcare Info Security

Marianne Kolbasuk McGee

Federal authorities are warning about a set of seven vulnerabilities affecting a software agent used for the remote management of an array of medical devices and other connected devices used in other industries. If exploited, the flaws could enable attackers to take full control of devices, access sensitive data or alter configurations in affected devices.

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the Food and Drug Administration each issued alerts on Tuesday about the vulnerabilities.

The flaws affect all versions of...

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