Trove Of Medical Devices Found To Have Password Problems

John Fontana | ZDNet | June 17, 2013

Summary: Surgical devices, ventilators, defibrillators, and monitors are among the equipment at risk.

Up to 300 various medical devices from 40 vendors have been identified as vulnerable to a hard-coded password issue, and two government agencies are working to get the word out and protect against exploits.

The Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) at the Department of Homeland Security and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are warning that the vulnerability could allow attackers to change critical settings and modify firmware.