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Your Body Is the Next Frontier in Cybercrime

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If you think it’s enough of a chore trying to stop thieves stealing your credit card details and hacking your Facebook, imagine trying to stop them getting into your pancreas.

Advances in health care mean that in-body devices to treat chronic conditions or even just make you perform better as a human being are not as far away as you might imagine.

Some of these innovations already exist. The pacemaker has been around for years and drug delivery implants are already quite advanced. Some are controlled remotely and many more will be in the future, significantly raising the stakes in the battle to protect ourselves from cybercrime.

Read the full story at Quartz.

(Image via Ovchinnkov Vladimir/Shutterstock.com)

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