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More Efficient Way to Write Data Into Non-Volatile Memory Devices Improves Performance

July 27, 2016 — A scheme to write data into next generation memory chips has been developed. The proposal requires considerably fewer resources to write data safely into memory -- even during a system ... read more

July 11, 2016 — Bioengineers in the United States have developed a new method for encrypting and storing sensitive information in DNA. Digital data storage degrades and can become obsolete and old-school books and ... read more

Brilliant Hard Drive Quality With Magnetic Field Sensors Made of Diamond

June 30, 2016 — Quantum mechanics is not only of high interest in fundamental research. The current progress in quantum technologies promises numerous innovations of industrial relevance, which will be transferred ... read more

Visual Cloud Computing Methods Could Help First Responders in Disaster Scenarios

June 23, 2016 — Visual data created by numerous security cameras, personal mobile devices and aerial video provide useful data for first responders and law enforcement. That data can be critical in terms of knowing ... read more

Fixing Vulnerabilities in Internet Encryption Protocol Transport Layer Security

June 20, 2016 — The Internet encryption protocol TLS – short for Transport Layer Security – is being fundamentally modified. Involved in attacks, researchers have contributed to revealing security gaps in the ... read more

June 1, 2016 — A characteristic called systemizing provides insight into what makes and motivates a hacker, says new ... read more

Computing a Secret, Unbreakable Key

May 23, 2016 — What once took months by some of the world's leading scientists can now be done in seconds by undergraduate students thanks to new software, paving the way for fast, secure quantum ... read more

New Method of Producing Random Numbers Could Improve Cybersecurity

May 16, 2016 — A new method for producing truly random numbers could be used to encrypt data, make electronic voting more secure, conduct statistically significant polls and more accurately simulate complex systems ... read more

Social Engineering: Password in Exchange for Chocolate

May 12, 2016 — It requires a lot of effort and expense for computer hackers to program a Trojan virus and infiltrate individual or company computers. They are therefore increasingly relying on psychological ... read more

New Design of Primitive Quantum Computer Finds Application

May 10, 2016 — Scientists and engineers have developed how to efficiently simulate a 'quantum walk' on a new design for a primitive quantum ... read more

Evaluating Patient Files Without Violating Privacy

May 9, 2016 — Patient files may contain vital hints for detecting diseases at an early stage. However, evaluating them would violate patient privacy. This is where mathematics can help, say ... read more

Not So Safe: Security Software Can Put Computers at Risk

May 4, 2016 — Is the antivirus program running on your computer really making your computers safer to use, say, for online banking? Is the parental control software you bought to keep your child off inappropriate ... read more

Phoney Protection for Passwords: Honeywords Provide Additional Password Security

May 4, 2016 — Corporate data breaches seem to be on the rise, rarely a week passes without a company revealing that its database has been hacked and regrettably usernames, passwords, credit card details and its ... read more

Biology May Hold Key to Better Computer Memory

Apr. 27, 2016 — A group of researchers is working toward a better way to store digital information using nucleic acid memory (NAM), a new article ... read more

Apr. 27, 2016 — An international team of researchers has built a chip that generates multiple frequencies from a robust quantum system that produces time-bin entangled photons. In contrast to other quantum state ... read more

New Debugger Finds Security Flaws in Popular Web Apps

Apr. 15, 2016 — By exploiting some peculiarities of the popular Web programming framework Ruby on Rails, researchers have developed a system that can quickly comb through tens of thousands of lines of application ... read more

A Single-Atom Magnet Breaks New Ground for Future Data Storage

Apr. 14, 2016 — Scientists have built a single-atom magnet that is the most stable to date. The breakthrough paves the way for the scalable production of miniature magnetic storage ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — Notices of personal data breaches have become an alarmingly common occurrence for American consumers. The first survey to examine consumers' attitudes about such data hacks finds that few people ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — A team of researchers demonstrate that location-tagged posts on just two social media apps are enough to link accounts held by the same person and identify him or her, raising new concerns about ... read more

Commonly Used Strategy for Website Protection Might Not Work

Apr. 12, 2016 — Cloud-based security providers commonly use DNS redirection to protect customers' websites. The success of this strategy depends on shielding the website's original IP address. Computer ... read more

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