Your medical information is worth 10 times what your credit card is on the black market, according to the FBI. More data breaches happen in the medical and health-care industry now than in other sector, according to the nonprofit Identity Theft Resource Center. Tech companies are constantly stepping up security measures, but there is still vulnerability, says ASU researcher Jae-sun Seo. To help combat that, he and his team have developed security authentication based on the electrical activity of heartbeats — a security measure even "Mission Impossible's" Ethan Hunt couldn't get around.
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