Medical devices vulnerable to computer viruses, cyber attacks

09/1/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

The technology revolution in hospitals makes medical equipment -- including radiology machines, laboratory equipment, ventilators and IV pumps -- susceptible to attacks from hackers and malware. Physicians' offices, with less access to IT support, are at greater risk than larger hospitals and clinics. The FDA and other groups are working to develop manufacturing standards that will make firewalls and other computer safeguards standard on new medical devices.

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