Internet connected medical devices have increasingly become commonplace. However, such devices could potentially be hacked by cybercriminals. New vulnerabilities uncovered by a security expert show that wireless syringe infusion pumps could be remotely accessed by hackers, who could also exploit the bugs to manipulate the operations of the device. The US Industrial Control Systems (ICS) CERT has issued out an alert, which details that Medfusion 4000 wireless syringe infusion pumps, manufactured by Smiths Medical was found riddled with not one or two, but eight vulnerabilities. The flaws, which were uncovered by independent security researcher Scott Gayou, could potentially be exploited by hackers.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: IB Times UK