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Medical, IoT Devices Vulnerable to Attack

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In addition to healthcare-related technologies, affected devices include ATMs, SCADA systems, vending machines, cash management systems, IoT gateways, and asset monitoring technologies.

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Researchers at Forescout's Vedere Labs cybersecurity intelligence team and CyberMDX cybersecurity service provider discovered seven vulnerabilities, known collectively as "Access:7," in more than 150 Internet of Things (IoT) devices made by more than 100 companies.

Three of the bugs, rated critical, allow attackers to gain full control of devices by remotely executing malicious code.

The remainder, rated moderate to high in severity, allow attackers to steal data or execute denial-of-service attacks.

The flaws were found in multiple versions of PTC Axeda agent and PTC Desktop Server, which are used in many IoT devices to enable remote access and management.

All versions of the Axeda technology below 6.9.3 are affected. PTC has released patches for the vulnerabilities.

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