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The US Food and Drug Administration has released a set of guidelines for medical device manufacturers, stating how post-market products can be protected from cybersecurity threats. more

10 Jan 2017 10:00 News

Trend Micro spokesman, Udo Schneider recently demonstrated his ability to hack almost any device by placing a large, neon-pink vibrator on a desk and bringing it to life through his computer more

17 Mar 2016 08:50 News

A hospital in California has been taken offline by a ransomware attack that has affected internet-connected medical devices, emails and digitised patient records more

18 Feb 2016 08:59 News

With the news that the FDA has called for healthcare facilities to stop using Hospira’s Symbiq Infusion systems because of its ability to be hacked, it seems cyber security has become a key issue for medical device manufacturers more

9 Sep 2015 08:45 Opinion

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has advised hospitals not to use Hospira’s Symbiq infusion system, saying a security vulnerability could allow cyber attackers to take remote control of the system more

5 Aug 2015 13:29 News

Fact vs. fiction: The public at large took an unhealthy dose of Hollywood science (fiction) back in 2012, when an episode of the popular show Homeland aired the ‘assassination’ of the US vice president by means of a hacked pacemaker. more

27 Oct 2014 12:55 Opinion

Red alert: The FBI has issued two warnings that health care systems and medical devices are facing an increased risk of cyber attacks. more

23 May 2014 11:18 News