FDA issues cybersecurity warning for GE medical equipment

February 10, 2020

The Food and Drug Administration released a warning about a vulnerability in certain electronic healthcare data equipment made by General Electric, according to an article on the CNBC website.

The issue affects some GE health-care Clinical Information Central Stations and Telemetry Servers that monitor blood pressure, heart rate, temperature and patient status.

GE notified facilities about the vulnerability in November and recently posted further guidance on fixing the problem to their website.

The flaw could allow a person to tamper with the devices in order to silence alarms, generate false alarms and interfere with alarms of patient monitors connected to these devices.

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