Imaging systems present biggest security risk among connected medical devices

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A new report from IoT security specialist ZingBox looks at the security of connected medical devices, from infusion pumps and patient monitors to imaging systems and medical device gateways. The most common types of risk originate from user practice issues (such using embedded browsers on medical workstations to surf the web, conduct online chat or download content), accounting for 41 percent of all security issues. This is followed by outdated operating systems or software such as the use of legacy Windows versions, obsolete applications and unpatched firmware. These issues account for 33 percent of all security risks found on connected…

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