Abbott Addresses Life-Threatening Flaw in a Half-Million Pacemakers
by Tara Seals May 4, 2018 , 3:27 pm
Nearly a half-million pacemakers are up for a firmware update, to address potentially life-threatening vulnerabilities.
Abbott (formerly St. Jude Medical) has released another upgrade to the firmware installed on certain implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) or cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) devices – a.k.a., pacemakers. About 465,000 patients are affected. The update will strengthen the devices’ protection against unauthorized access, as the provider said in a statement on its website: “It is intended to prevent anyone other than your doctor from changing your device settings.”
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