Some connected medical devices are more vulnerable to hacks than others, including wireless infusion pumps, implanted devices, smart-pens, and vital signs monitors, reports IoT Business News.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has made it easier for point-of-care centers to track and analyze sensitive medical data for their patients. But with so much confidential data transmitting to and from physicians, it’s crucial that IoT medical devices use safe communication protocols that encrypt their data.
Unfortunately, many IoT medical devices have major security vulnerabilities, which put patient data at too much risk and can make it harder for healthcare professionals to rely on them in the future. What’s more, many IoT devices rely on a limited pool of computing resources, which makes it tough to create solutions that can keep their data encrypted on wireless networks.
To better understand the security vulnerabilities that IoT medical devices face, it’s important to know exactly which products are most at risk of being hacked.
Read more in IoT Business News.