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Healthcare Devices: Security Researchers Sound Alarms

Default usernames, weak passwords, and widespread Windows XP Embedded systems are cause for concern, SANS Institute researchers say.

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Marilyn Cohodas
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2/24/2014 | 12:44:22 PM
Re: Interesting points
And don't forget death by pacemaker malfunction in the first season of Homeland, which was based on real-word possbilities if you can believe Dick Cheney and other media reports. 
Laurianne
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2/24/2014 | 12:02:58 PM
Interesting points
Credit card fraud via dialysis machines? That sounds like a bad novel. The Windows XP embedded concerns apply to industries outside healthcare of course -- but as Mat points out, I'm not sure we even understand yet what bad actors will do once they have hacked medical records.
Drew Conry-Murray
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2/24/2014 | 10:17:02 AM
No Surprise
It's no surprise to find these kinds of configuration flaws and process problems. It can be hard to do security right, particularly for organizations that haven't considered themselves a target and haven't put the right resources into place. But healthcare is going to go through the same pains as enterprises and retailers.
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