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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

Connected Dolls and Tell-Tale Teddy Bears: Why We Need to Manage the Internet of Toys

Mar. 23, 2017 — Action is needed to monitor and control the emerging Internet of Toys, concludes a new report. Privacy and security are highlighted as main areas of ... 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. 14, 2017 — Sound waves could be used to hack into critical sensors in a broad array of technologies including smartphones, automobiles, medical devices and the Internet of Things, new research ... 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

Mar. 13, 2017 — Scientists have invented a new technology entitled “lip motion password” (lip password) which utilizes a person’s lip motions to create a ... read more

Once Overlooked, Uninitialized-Use 'Bugs' May Provide Portal for Hacker Attacks on Linux

Mar. 2, 2017 — According to new research, uninitialized variables -­- largely overlooked bugs mostly regarded as insignificant memory errors -- are actually a critical attack vector that can be reliably exploited ... 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. 10, 2017 — Most of us take turning the lights on for granted. In reality, the energy we draw from the electrical grid to brighten homes, freeze food and watch TV is part of a complicated and widespread system. ... 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

Your Android Device's Pattern Lock Can Be Cracked Within Five Attempts

Jan. 23, 2017 — The popular Pattern Lock system used to secure millions of Android phones can be cracked within just five attempts -- and more complicated patterns are the easiest to crack, security experts ... 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

Training Computers to Differentiate Between People With the Same Name

Jan. 12, 2017 — How do you tell which Anna Hernandez authored a specific study or which Robert Jones is attempting to board an airplane flight? New researchers have developed a novel-machine learning method to ... read more

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