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Infusion pump-linked workstations contain critical security flaw

Security vulnerabilities have been discovered in Becton, Dickinson and Company Alaris Gateway Workstations, which are used with infusion pumps. The flaws could allow hackers to remotely change drug dosages or stop treatment altogether. The vulnerabilities were found by CyberMDX, and the US Department of Homeland Security has backed up the findings. The risk is considered critical, and healthcare is the industry most affected by data breaches. The healthcare cybersecurity market is expected to reach $8.7bn by 2023. All stakeholders, including device manufacturers, healthcare providers, and technology companies, are responsible for addressing these vulnerabilities.

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