Retro tech leaves NHS open to cyber-attacks, say researchers


Hackers could gain access to NHS networks by exploiting vulnerabilities in fax machines, security researchers have suggested.

Staff at Check Point Software discovered exploits in widely-used fax machines that enable hackers to spread malware through a malicious image file.

Malware can be coded into the image file which, when decoded by the fax machine and uploaded to its memory, will spread through any network it is connected to.

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Source: DigitalHealth