A software security vendor recently analyzed 250,000 mobile devices and laptops/PCs used in the healthcare industry and found half of the devices were running on outdated versions of Flash, a programming software product to create web applications.

The vendor, Duo Security, sells software to verify the identity of users and the security status of their medical devices before they access applications. Flash is particularly prevalent in healthcare where it is found in twice as many computing devices compared with Flash use in other industries, according to Mike Hanley, director of the Duo Labs research and analysis unit.

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