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FDA says pacemakers, glucose monitors and other devices could be vulnerable to hackers


Jacquelyn Martin – Associated Press file

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration building behind FDA logos at a bus stop on the agency's campus in Silver Spring, Md.

Federal agencies warned patients and manufacturers Tuesday that a recently discovered problem with Bluetooth Low Energy communications may allow computer hackers to remotely disable or access pacemakers, glucose monitors, ultrasound devices and other medical systems.

The FDA and Homeland Security Department said that while there have been no reports of patients harmed by the problem, the software needed to run such an attack is available online.


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