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Health records ‘put at risk by security bugs’

Health records of almost 100 million patients worldwide were put at risk by security issues with a popular patient management system, researchers say.
Almost 30 bugs were found in the OpenEMR system, by a cyber-security group called Project Insecurity.

OpenEMR is one of the world’s most widely used patient and practice management systems.

It said it was “thankful” for Project Insecurity’s work and had now patched many of the bugs it had exposed.

Bug hunters

Cyber-security experts from Project Insecurity found various problems in its investigation of OpenEMR.

Many of the bugs were labelled as “critical” and, if exploited, would have given attackers wide access to medical records…

Full Story: BBC News

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