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August 28, 2016

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

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

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— Experts say the FBI's efforts to compel Apple to write software to unlock an iPhone used by a terrorist reflects an outdated approach to law enforcement that threatens to weaken smartphones ...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

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

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