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Cybersecurity vulnerabilities associated with some medical devices with Bluetooth Low Energy chips

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OTTAWA– Health Canada is informing Canadians, healthcare professionals, and manufacturers about a series of cybersecurity vulnerabilities named “SweynTooth”. These vulnerabilities may affect devices using the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) protocol. Because of these vulnerabilities, some medical devices that use BLE chips could be at risk of a cyber attack. Affected medical devices may include pacemakers, blood glucose monitors, ultrasound systems and insulin pumps.

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Health Canada encourages Canadians to report incidents involving medical devices to help strengthen patient safety

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Reason OTTAWA – Medical devices are vital to the health and well-being of hundreds of thousands of Canadians—many of whom could not survive without these devices. More than 100,000 medical devices are licensed for sale in Canada, ranging from everyday items such as bandages to complex implantable technology such as pacemakers. Canada has one of […]