Medtronic security advisory

Number: AV19-131
Date: 28 June 2019

Medtronic has released a safety notification to address vulnerabilities affecting some Medtronic products. The Medtronic MiniMed 508 and MiniMed Paradigm series insulin pumps are vulnerable to unauthorized, remote connections by a nearby actor with the correct radio frequency equipment. This may give the actor the ability to change settings and control insulin delivery, posing a direct threat to the health of the insulin pump user.

CCCS encourages users of the affected Medtronic insulin pumps to review the Medtronic safety notification:

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