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Siemens to update medical scanner software to deal with security bugs

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German industrial group Siemens expects to update software in some of its medical scanners by the end of the month to deal with vulnerabilities that could, in theory, allow some of this equipment to be hacked, a company spokesman said on Monday.

Last week, the US Department of Homeland Security issued a security notice warning that "an attacker with a low skill would be able to exploit these vulnerabilities" using known weaknesses that exist in older Windows software.

The Siemens spokesman said no evidence of any attack had been found.




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