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FDA calls on manufacturers, hospitals to better protect medical devices

(SC Magazine) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday warned medical professionals to implement practices that will safeguard computer-embedded health care devices from attack.

“Many medical devices contain configurable embedded computer systems that can be vulnerable to cyber security breaches,” the advisory said. “In addition, as medical devices are increasingly interconnected, via the internet, hospital networks, other medical [devices] and smartphones, there is an increased risk of cyber security breaches, which could affect how a medical device operates.”…read full article

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