Category Archives: medical devices

The challenges of cyber research and vulnerability disclosure for connected healthcare devices

As Head of Research at CyberMDX, Elad Luz gathers and analyzes information on a variety of connected healthcare devices in order to improve the techniques used to protect them and/or report about their security issues to vendors. The research includes analyzing protocols, reverse engineering software, and conducting vulnerability tests. Healthcare organizations are increasingly experiencing IoT-focused cyberattacks. What is the realistic worst-case scenario when it comes to such attacks? The first and most important risk to … More

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Seven cybersecurity and privacy forecasts for 2020

The developments in the area of cybersecurity are alarming. As the number of smart devices in private households increases, so do the opportunities for cyber criminals to attack, TÜV Rheinland reveals.

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MDhex vulnerabilities open GE Healthcare patient monitoring devices to attackers

Researchers have discovered six critical and high-risk vulnerabilities – collectively dubbed MDhex – affecting a number of patient monitoring devices manufactured by GE Healthcare. The flaws may, according to GE Healthcare, allow an attacker to make changes at the device’s OS level that may render the device unusable or interfere with its function, make changes to alarm settings on connected patient monitors, and utilize services used for remote viewing and control of multiple devices on … More

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