Homeland Security warns about Medtronic implantable defibrillators

The threat may be low but it's never a great look when the Department of Homeland Security makes an announcement that a company you work for has devices that are vulnerable to hackers.

The Department of Homeland Security and Medtronic are advising people with the latter's implantable defibrillators to keep their monitors and programmers updated and in sight. A warning issued by the department says over 20 Medtronic products are afflicted with vulnerabilities that could be exploited by attackers nearby. Sixteen of the products are implantable defibrillators -- some still sold around the world today -- while the others are the defibrillators' bedside monitors and programmers. According to the Star Tribune, as many as 750,000 devices for the heart come with the flaws.

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