FDA warns security issues for some medical devices

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(WEHT)-The Food and Drug Administration is sounding the alarm about security issues with some medical devices.

The agency issued a warning that some pacemakers, glucose monitors and ultrasound devices are vulnerable to hackers and can pose a serious health risk to patients.

The devices allow interference with the bluetooth wireless connection.

The FDA says hackers can manipulate the security flaws to access, re-program and even shut down the devices.

So far there are no reports of breaches related to the problem.

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(This story was originally published on March 2, 2020.)

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