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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

Cryptographic System Lets Users Control Access to Their Data

Mar. 18, 2016 — Generally, users have no idea which data items their apps are collecting, where they're stored, and whether they're stored securely. Researchers now hope to change that, with an application ... read more

Mar. 17, 2016 — Machine learning systems are everywhere. They predict the weather, forecast earthquakes, provide recommendations based on the books and movies we like, and even apply the brakes on our cars when ... read more

Mar. 11, 2016 — When a bank is robbed, the loot will often contain a wad of manipulated banknotes. These will explode en route and release a colorful dye, marking the money as stolen. Researchers use a similar ... read more

Mar. 10, 2016 — Someday soon, you may be able to log into your smartphone with sweeping gestures or doodling, using one or more fingers. Researchers have performed the first study of free-form gesture passwords for ... read more

Nations Ranked on Their Vulnerability to Cyberattacks

Mar. 9, 2016 — Some nations are better prepared than others to deal with damaging cyberattacks from criminals, terrorists and rogue nations. Data experts have ranked the vulnerability of 44 nations to cyberattacks. ... read more

Computer Security: With Boxmate Malicious Programs Have No Place Left to Hide

Mar. 9, 2016 — By preventing unexpected behavior changes, the “Boxmate” approach defends existing embedded systems, mobile devices, and even servers against known and as-yet unknown forms of ... read more

Health Apps and the Sharing of Information With Third Parties

Mar. 8, 2016 — One-fifth of smartphone owners had health apps in 2012. Now a new study examined the privacy policies of Android diabetes apps and the sharing of health ... read more

Mar. 3, 2016 — Researchers report that they have designed and built a quantum computer from five atoms in an ion trap. The computer uses laser pulses to carry out Shor's algorithm on each atom, to correctly ... read more

Bad Vibrations: Researchers Find Security Breach in 3-D Printing Process

Mar. 2, 2016 — With findings that could have been taken from the pages of a spy novel, researchers have demonstrated that they can purloin intellectual property by recording and processing sounds emitted by a 3-D ... read more

New Vulnerability Discovered in Common Online Security

Mar. 2, 2016 — One of the world's most common security software packages – used as the basis of protection for many web browsers – has been found to be vulnerable to a specific form of attack, according to ... read more

Web: Security Protocol TLS Compromised

Mar. 2, 2016 — Do you have faith in the little green padlock symbol in your browser’s URL bar during online banking? You should be careful: in one third of all servers worldwide, the internationally approved ... read more

Mar. 1, 2016 — Researchers are seeing potential in a software application that could effectively warn users when they are about to give away sensitive personal information ... read more

Feb. 29, 2016 — Researchers have achieved a new milestone in quantum physics: they were able to entangle three particles of light in a high-dimensional quantum property related to the 'twist' of their ... read more

Is Zero-Effort Computer Security a Dream? Breaking a New User Verification System

Feb. 24, 2016 — A new study shows that, although ZEBRA, a system intended to enable prompt and user-friendly deauthentication, works very well with honest people, opportunistic attackers can fool the ... read more

Feb. 23, 2016 — Free smart phone apps aren't really free. A research finds that mobile apps can leak your personal, sensitive information from personalized advertisements. Researchers found that mobile app ... read more

Detecting Hidden Malicious Ads

Feb. 23, 2016 — A new, dynamic detection system could prevent malicious ads from entering the market to protect smartphones, say experts. Mostly harmless, ads are a source of income for developers who often offer ... read more

Method to Safely Share Password Data

Feb. 22, 2016 — An unfortunate reality for cybersecurity researchers is that real-world data for their research too often comes via a security breach. Now computer scientists have devised a way to let organizations ... read more

Feb. 19, 2016 — A digital 'magic wand' has been developed to improve home healthcare and to prevent hackers from stealing your personal ... read more

Feb. 19, 2016 — New technology detects and tracks you from the second you arrive at the airport until you’re out of the arrivals hall at your destination. Face recognition is the preferred method to identify ... read more

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