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MRI Machines infected with Conficker Worm

A San Jose Mercury News news report says that over 300 hospital devices, including MRI systems, were infected with the Conficker worm and attacking other devices on the network.

More and more hospital devices and ATM machines are blundering into using Windows because of the ease of software development, ignoring the risks they are incurring. Since the FDA requires a 90 day notice before applying software patches, security vulnerabilities cannot be patched in a timely manner. This assisted the Conficker exploitation.  Furthermore, the same people that figure active USB ports and Network connected Windows machines should be used for mission critical applications, are in charge of security.

Let's roll the dice...



Date: July 2009


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