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March 26, 2017

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March 26, 2017

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

Into the Gray Zone: New Report Analyzes Potential of Active Defense as a Response to Sophisticated Cyber Threats in the Private Sector

Oct. 31, 2016 — A new report offers the most comprehensive assessment to date of the legal, policy and technological contexts that surround private sector cybersecurity and active defense measures to improve U.S. ... read more

New Method to Help Solve the Problem of Nuclear Waste

Oct. 27, 2016 — In the last decades, nanomaterials have gained broad scientific and technological interest due to their unusual properties compared to micrometre-sized materials. At this scale, matter shows ... read more

Massive Cyberattack Poses Policy Dilemma

Oct. 25, 2016 — The coordinated cyber attack that crippled parts of the internet on Friday highlighted key policy problems, a cybersecurity scholar ... read more

Oct. 24, 2016 — Most white-hat hackers believe hackers will exploit cyber vulnerabilities to remotely access connected vehicles. One objective by security experts is to identify key vehicle cybersecurity challenges ... read more

Army of Agents to Tackle Corrupt Officials, Tax Evaders, Terrorists, and Botnets as Game Theory Gears Up for the Chaos of the Modern World

Oct. 20, 2016 — Many of the world's major problems are spawned not from monolithic blocks of self-interest, but from a vast array of single entities making highly individual choices: from lone wolf terrorists ... read more

Oct. 18, 2016 — BioSwimmer is a semi-autonomous underwater vehicle equipped to inspect a vessel’s exterior for illicit cargo and contraband, as well as harbor facilities for unwanted ... read more

Hybrid War and the Conflict Between Russia, Ukraine

Oct. 3, 2016 — The concept of hybrid war has emerged since the end of the Cold War and describes the idea that conflicts are multi-faceted, consisting of strategies that blend conventional warfare tactics, ... read more

Scientists Demonstrate a Novel Physical Cryptographic Technique That May Have Applicability to Future Nuclear Disarmament Agreements

Sep. 20, 2016 — A new article describes successful demonstration of cryptographic technique that may have applicability to future nuclear disarmament ... read more

When Hackers Turn out the Lights

Sep. 16, 2016 — The development of the smart power grid and the smart meter in our homes to accompany it brings several benefits, such as improved delivery and more efficient billing. Conversely, any digital, ... read more

Setting Up a Decoy Network May Help Deflect a Hacker's Hits

Sep. 9, 2016 — Computer networks may never float like a butterfly, but information scientists suggest that creating nimble networks that can sense jabs from hackers could help deflect the stinging blows of those ... read more

US Rules for Targeted Killing Using Drones Need Clarifying, RAND Report Asserts

Sep. 8, 2016 — Current US policies on using drones for targeted killing are characterized by ambiguities in interpretations of international law and too many generalities, despite recent efforts by the Obama ... read more

Sep. 8, 2016 — The mining and milling of Canadian uranium contributes very few greenhouse gases to nuclear power’s already low emissions, a research group has ... 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

Aug. 9, 2016 — A solar storm that jammed radar and radio communications at the height of the Cold War could have led to a disastrous military conflict if not for the US Air Force's budding efforts to monitor ... read more

Combat Exposure May Jeopardize the Behavioral Health of Women in the Military

Aug. 2, 2016 — In a recent study, combat exposure among Army enlisted women was associated with an increased likelihood of developing behavioral health problems post-deployment, including post-traumatic stress ... read more

New Method Can Identify Chemical Warfare Agents More Easily

July 13, 2016 — A new method for extracting, enriching and identifying chemical warfare agents from oils and other organic liquids could help government officials and homeland security protect civilians more ... 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

Blurring of National Security Interests, Global Health Agendas Are an Unavoidable Reality

July 7, 2016 — Society must align the overlapping priorities and often clashing interests of medical intelligence, national security agendas and the global health community, according to global health ... read more

New Tool to Measure Homeland Security Risks in US

June 30, 2016 — Researchers have validated a new risk assessment tool that can be used by the Department of Homeland Security to help evaluate decisions and priorities in natural disasters, terrorist events, and ... read more

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