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Taking Control Back from the Cloud

May 29, 2017 — A user-controlled file security scheme makes it possible to instantly revoke access to files hosted on Internet cloud ... read more

The Key to Private and Efficient Data Storage

Apr. 29, 2017 — Cloud storage services, like Dropbox and Gmail, may soon be able to better manage your content, giving you more storage capacity while still being unable to ‘read’ your ... read more

Recent Advances and New Insights Into Quantum Image Processing

Apr. 11, 2017 — Researchers who are active scientists in quantum information processing shared their comprehensive review and incisive views on quantum image ... read more

Driver Privacy Can Be Compromised in Usage-Based Insurance Systems

Apr. 7, 2017 — An attacker only needs one part of the information provided to a UBI company to discover a driver's whereabouts, home, work, or who they met with, report ... read more

Computing: Is Fog More Secure Than Cloud?

Mar. 16, 2017 — Computer scientists are working on a new concept for remote and distributed storage of documents that could have all the benefits of cloud computing but without the security issues of putting ... read more

YouTube Users Be Aware: Your Viewing Habits Can Be Tracked

Mar. 15, 2017 — It's important to know that video encryption is not as secure as once thought. Google, YouTube's parent company, is not likely to patch the gaps, since it would be prohibitively expensive ... read more

Mar. 15, 2017 — For the first time, researchers have demonstrated a prototype device that can send unbreakable secret keys from a handheld device to a ... read more

Early Warning System for Mass Cyber Attacks

Mar. 15, 2017 — Mass attacks from the Internet are a common fear: Millions of requests in a short time span overload online services, grinding them to a standstill for hours and bringing Internet companies to their ... read more

Mar. 13, 2017 — Scientists have developed a facile route to a highly magnetic material that could provide fundamental improvements to the performance of current computer ... read more

Mathematician Breaks Down How to Defend Against Quantum Computing Attacks

Feb. 28, 2017 — Newly written code, called the Generalized Knapsack Code, could thwart hackers armed with next generation quantum ... read more

Cameras Can Steal Data from Computer Hard Drive LED Lights, Study Finds

Feb. 22, 2017 — Researchers have found that once malware is on a computer, it can indirectly control a hard-drive (HDD) activity LED, turning it on and off rapidly (thousands of flickers per second) -- a rate that ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — Cybersecurity researchers have developed a new form of ransomware that can take over control of a simulated water treatment plant. After gaining access, they were able to command programmable logic ... read more

Feb. 3, 2017 — As we saw during the 2016 US election, protecting traditional computer systems, which use zeros and ones, from hackers is not a perfect science. Now consider the complex world of quantum computing, ... read more

Making Distributed Storage Highly Consistent

Jan. 24, 2017 — One of the fundamental open challenges in computer science is effective data storage. The socio-economic value and scale of information increases day by day and researchers have been working to ... read more

One in Five Adults Secretly Access Their Friends' Facebook Accounts

Jan. 19, 2017 — Most people are concerned about the prospect of their social media accounts being hacked, but a new study finds that it's actually people we know who frequently access our accounts without our ... read more

Heartbeat Could Be Used as Password to Access Electronic Health Records

Jan. 18, 2017 — Researchers have devised a new way to protect personal electronic health records using a patient's own ... read more

How Phishing Scams Thrive on Overconfidence

Jan. 9, 2017 — A new study examines overconfidence in detecting phishing e-mails. According to the research, most people believe they're smarter than the criminals behind these schemes, which is why so many ... read more

Genomic Data Sharing Is Critical to Improving Genetic Health Care

Jan. 5, 2017 — A new position statement tackles the question of how to make sense of the massive amount of genetic information being generated for better patient ... read more

Hack-Proofing Our Devices

Dec. 24, 2016 — A researcher is building better safeguards into the everyday technologies of radio-frequency identification (RFID) and mobile ... read more

Dec. 21, 2016 — Researchers have developed a new type of light-enhancing optical cavity that is only 200 nanometers tall and 100 nanometers across. Their new nanoscale system represents a step toward brighter ... read more

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