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Embedded medical devices will continue to be vulnerable to cybersecurity threats. The pacemaker depicted is not made by Abbott’s. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Three reasons why pacemakers are vulnerable to hacking

Pacemakers are Internet of Things devices for the human body, but they're still not particularly secure.
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Choose better passwords with the help of science

Recent federal changes to password-strength guidelines echo the findings of research we've been doing. It's time to think differently about what makes a password secure.
Looking inside a quantum computer. IBM Research

How quantum mechanics can change computing

As companies make quantum computers available through their cloud services, take a look at what it means for computing to move beyond classical mechanics and into quantum physics.
Taking a much closer look at what’s going on inside malware. MuchMania/Shutterstock.com

Inside the fight against malware attacks

How do malware analysts examine software that's designed to wreak havoc with computers? By using tools that watch software's inner workings very closely.
The ability of authorities to access encrypted messages must be balanced with the security risks. Ink Drop/Shutterstock

Australia’s planned decryption law would weaken cybersecurity

The Australian government's proposed law that would force technology companies to decrypt messages could make Australians more vulnerable.

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