Homeland Security Issues Advisory Warning: Medtronic Device Could Be Hacked
Medical Advisory (ICSMA-19-080-01)
The CISA has issued an advisory regarding the Medtronic Conexus Radio Frequency Telemetry Protocol. Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow an attacker with adjacent short-range access to one of the affected products to interfere with, generate, modify, or intercept the radio frequency (RF) communication of the Medtronic proprietary Conexus telemetry system, potentially impacting product functionality and/or allowing access to transmitted sensitive data.
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