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St. Jude Patches Hole that allowed Medical Device Hacks

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In-brief: St. Jude Medical said on Monday that it patched a serious hole in a product used to program implantable medical devices like defibrillators. But researchers and a Wall Street investment firm say the company still has more holes to close. St. Jude Medical, the medical device maker, has closed a hole that could have allowed a remote hacker to compromise the security of implanted medical devices such as pace makers, the company said Monday. In a statement on its web page, the St. Paul, Minnesota-based medical device maker said that it will “immediately deploy” cyber security updates for its Merlin remote monitoring system. Those updates will fix one security hole identified by the research firm MedSec. That research was the foundation of a Wall Street investment firm’s report on St. Jude in August. The Merlin product is a tool that is used to update and fine tuneimplantable pacemakers and […]

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