FDA Week - 10/04/2019

FDA Warns Of Cybersecurity Issues With Devices, Health Care Networks

By Donna Haseley / October 1, 2019 at 5:05 PM
FDA notified device manufacturers, providers and patients on Tuesday (Oct. 1) that connected medical devices and health care networks that use certain communication software are vulnerable to potential cybersecurity attacks. The vulnerability, dubbed URGENT/11, could affect certain devices connected to a communications network, such as wi-fi and public or home internet, or equipment such as routers, connected phones and critical infrastructure equipment. “These cybersecurity vulnerabilities may allow a remote user to take control of a medical device and change its...

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