Millions of IoT Medical Devices Impacted by Ripple20 Vulnerabilities

HealthITSecurity

Jessica Davis

Researchers discovered 19 vulnerabilities called Ripple20 impacting the TCP/IP communication stack found in hundreds of millions of connected devices, including IoT medical tech.

Hundreds of millions of connected devices, including IoT medical devices, are impacted by a group of 19 vulnerabilities known as Ripple20, found in the devices’ TCP/IP communication stack, according to research from JSOF.

For the healthcare sector, these vulnerabilities add to a host of other risks plaguing its medical devices: legacy systems and patch management.

The Department of Homeland Security followed the report with an alert to these vulnerabilities, providing details into potential exploits. Officials warned...

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