Hackers pose possible health risk to those with medical devices

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WASHINGTON D.C. — The FDA is sounding the alarm about security vulnerabilities in some medical devices.

Saying some pacemakers, glucose monitors and ultrasound devices are vulnerable to hackers and can pose a serious health risk to patients.

The devices allow interference with the Bluetooth wireless connection.

The FDA said hackers can manipulate the security flaws to access, reprogram and even shut down the devices.

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