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September 30, 2016

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September 30, 2016

One in Two Users Click on Links from Unknown Senders

Aug. 29, 2016 — Most people know that e-mails and Facebook messages from unknown senders can contain dangerous links. However, many users still click on them and researchers have investigated why. The results: up to ... read more

Researchers Find Vulnerabilities in iPhone, iPad Operating System

Aug. 25, 2016 — An international team of computer science researchers has identified serious security vulnerabilities in the iOS -- the operating system used in Apple's iPhone and iPad devices. The ... read more

Cybersecurity Student Researches How to Keep Cars Safe from Hacking

Aug. 19, 2016 — Cybersecurity student researches spent the summer researching how to keep cars safe from cyberattacks during an intensive eight-week cybersecurity summer research ... read more

New Hacking Technique Imperceptibly Changes Memory of Virtual Servers

Aug. 11, 2016 — For the first time ever a team of Dutch hacking experts managed to alter the memory of virtual machines in the cloud without a software bug, using a new attack ... read more

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

Greater Privacy, Security Measures Needed to Protect Patient Info in Mobile Health Tech

July 13, 2016 — With over two-thirds of US adults owning a smartphone, and the rise in miniaturized sensors and low-power body area networks that are used for remote health monitoring, mobile health (mHealth) is ... 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

Researchers Devise Secure, Efficient Anonymity Network

July 11, 2016 — A new anonymity scheme has been presented by experts that provides strong security guarantees but uses bandwidth much more efficiently than its predecessors. In experiments, the researchers' ... read more

Did Your Smart Watch and Fitness Tracker Just Give Away Your PIN?

July 11, 2016 — A new research report reveals that popular wearable devices may leak information as you use them. Researchers discovered that the motions of your hands as you use PIN pads, which is continually 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

June 28, 2016 — Camera-equipped smartphones, laptops and other devices make it possible to share ideas and images with anyone, anywhere, often in real-time. But in our cameras-everywhere culture, the risks of ... read more

Bitcoin: Energy-Efficient Security Mechanisms for Digital Currency

June 28, 2016 — A new cryptographic puzzle has been developed that might one day be used as a security mechanism for digital currency such as bitcoin. It consumes significantly less energy than the method used to ... 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 17, 2016 — A microchip containing 1,000 independent programmable processors has been designed. The energy-efficient 'KiloCore' chip has a maximum computation rate of 1.78 trillion instructions per ... read more

FBI Approach to Investigations Puts Security at Risk, Experts Say

June 16, 2016 — Experts say the FBI's efforts to compel Apple to write software to unlock an iPhone used by a terrorist reflects an outdated approach to law enforcement that threatens to weaken smartphones ... read more

June 9, 2016 — IT security experts are developing a new method for detecting and fixing vulnerabilities in the applications run on different devices – regardless of the processor integrated in the respective ... read more

June 8, 2016 — New research raises concerns about how easily hackers could take control of flying drones and land or, more drastically, crash ... 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

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