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Medical device vulnerability could let hackers steal Wi-Fi credentials

09
Sep
2022
Medical device vulnerability could let hackers steal Wi-Fi credentials

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A vulnerability found in an interaction between a Wi-Fi-enabled battery system and an infusion pump for the delivery of medication could provide bad actors with a method for stealing access to Wi-Fi networks used by healthcare organizations, according to Boston-based security firm Rapid7.

The most serious issue involves Baxter International’s SIGMA Spectrum infusion pump and its associated Wi-Fi battery system, Rapid7 reported this week. The attack requires physical access to the infusion pump.

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