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Abbott Issues New Cybersecurity Patch For Cardiac Devices

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After Abbott recently settled a case against short-seller Muddy Waters, the company has put out a second cybersecurity patch for certain St. Jude radio-frequency enabled cardiac devices to stop potential hackers from harming patients.

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