Reports Finds IoT Devices Host Social Media Apps, FDA-Recalled Platforms

HealthITSecurity.com

Jessica Davis

An analysis of over 5 million IoT, IoMT, and unmanaged devices found a host of security risks, including those in the healthcare sector, from Facebook and YouTube applications running on MRI and CT machines, to a trove of medical devices operating on legacy platforms or systems recalled by the Food and Drug Administration.

The research should serve as a red flag to healthcare organizations, given recent alerts to several critical system vulnerabilities and reports of serious flaws found in a range of healthcare organizations tasked with the COVID-19 response.

“There is no more dramatic example of the importance of the Internet of Things than in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Ordr researchers wrote.

“Within healthcare organizations...

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