Patients with St. Jude pacemakers called in for firmware update

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Patients using one of several types of implantable radio frequency-enabled pacemakers manufactured by St. Jude Medical will have to visit their healthcare provider to receive a firmware update that fixes several cybersecurity issues. The reason why the update can’t be pushed over-the-air through their Merlin@home Transmitter unit is the fact that the update could, in a very small number of cases, lead to a complete loss of the pacemaker’s functionality, the loss of currently programmed … More
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