The 6 lines of code that could bring down a hospital

March 11, 2013 by Arezu Sarvestani

The software flaw that allowed a duo of cybersecurity researchers to bring down a Philips XPER hospital management system with 6 lines of code is still a problem in current XPER machines, Philips tells MassDevice.com.

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Using fairly rudimentary hacking techniques, researchers have exposed vulnerabilities in a variety of medical devices, most recently in a Philips (NYSE:PHG) Xper hospital management system that buckled under the force of a mere 6 lines of code.

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