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Report finds uh-oh issues in popular password managers

Vulnerabilities have been identified in password managers running on Windows 10. Maryland-based Independent Security Evaluators published a report earlier this week baring examination results on a number of popular password ...

Computer Sciences

Could blockchain ensure integrity of clinical trial data?

UC San Francisco researchers have created a proof-of-concept method for ensuring the integrity of clinical trials data with blockchain. The system creates an immutable audit trail that makes it easy to spot any tampering ...

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IBM researchers develop a technique to virtually patch vulnerabilities ahead of threat

Researchers at IBM have recently devised a new technique to virtually patch security vulnerabilities before they are found. Their approach, presented at the International Workshop on Information and Operational Technology, ...

Computer Sciences

Circular all-or-nothing: A new approach to protect data from key exposure

A team of researchers at Telecom ParisTech has developed a new method to protect encrypted data against key exposure. Their algorithm, presented in a paper pre-published on arXiv, transforms, fragments and disperses data ...

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Defending against cyberattacks by giving attackers 'false hope'

With almost every online purchase, a person's personal information—name, date of birth and credit card number—is stored electronically often in the "cloud," which is a network of internet servers. Now, as more people ...

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VeryMal: Campaign in image-based malware spotted

By this time, news stories have made words like bugs, viruses and malware familiar and by all means frequent, as computer users scramble to self-educate on how to avoid falling victim to a range of security invasions.

Computer Sciences

A new method to detect false data injection (FDI) attacks

Researchers at Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) have recently developed a new method to detect false data injection (FDI) attacks on critical infrastructure such as power grids. Their solution, outlined in a paper presented ...

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Facial recognition: Coming to a gadget near you

Imagine walking into a store where a robot greets you by name, lets you know that your online order is ready, and then suggests other products you might want pick up.

Marriott data breach: 500 million times concerned

On November 30, 2018, Marriott International announced an enormous data breach concerning 500 million clients, the second biggest ever. With new data breaches being announced almost daily, you have to ask yourself, how is ...

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Windows Sandbox offers safe zone if app looks suspicious

Windows Sandbox is getting a lot of press and for good reason: Windows watchers say it's going to be a safe place to park "hmmm" executables, the ones than could (or could not) be your pathway to malicious software.

Computer Sciences

Is quantum computing a cybersecurity threat?

Cybersecurity researchers and analysts are rightly worried that a new type of computer, based on quantum physics rather than more standard electronics, could break most modern cryptography. The effect would be to render communications ...

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Patent application looks at smart doorbell sniffing, ACLU reacts

Facial recognition tech added to video-laden doorbells to track "suspicious" people? Sounds like a thorny concept, as people are still reeling over privacy and the lack thereof in very recent times. "Face" it, facial recognition ...