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Almost half a million pacemakers need a firmware update to avoid getting hacked

"Nearly half a million pacemakers are being recalled by the US Food and Drug Administration after the agency found that the devices could be hacked to control pacing or deplete batteries."

https://www.theverge.com/2017/8/30/16230048/fda-abbott-pacemakers-firmware-update-cybersecurity-hack

Lenovo settles charges for selling laptops with compromised user security

"Lenovo Inc, a major laptop maker, has agreed to pay $3.5 million and make changes in how it sells laptops in order to settle allegations it sold devices with pre-loaded software that compromised users’ security protections."

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-lenovo-group-usa-ftc/lenovo-settles-charges-it-sold-laptops-with-compromised-user-security-idUSKCN1BG21U

Potential security risk could affect 750,000 Estonian ID cards

"...a potential security risk had been detected affecting all national ID cards issued in Estonia after October 2014."

http://embeddedsecuritynews.com/2017/09/potential-security-risk-could-affect-750000-estonian-id-cards/

 

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