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U.S. government probes medical devices for possible cyber flaws

by Reuters
Cybersecurity researcher Billy Rios looks over an EEF brain wave monitor in Redwood City, California October 10, 2014. Picture taken October 10, 2014. Photo - Reuters
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is investigating about two dozen cases of suspected cybersecurity flaws in medical devices and hospital equipment

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