McAfee threat research team uncovers healthcare security risks

August 15, 2018 Mayuri Kumar

The McAfee advanced threat research team has shown that a weak communications protocol can lead to a 'man-in-the-middle' attack that could be hazardous to a patient's health.

Recent discoveries by a well-known cybersecurity vendor highlight new health care security risks.

A research team at McAfee found that open network jacks and weak network protocols connecting IoT medical devices are susceptible to a "man-in-the-middle" attack that could be hazardous to a patient's health. The team's findings were published in a blog post last week.

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