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Internet

Browser tool aims to help researchers ID malicious websites, code

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed an open-source tool that allows users to track and record the behavior of JavaScript programs without alerting the websites that run those programs. The tool, ...

Business

Data lakes: Where big businesses dump their excess data, and hackers have a field day

Machines and the internet are woven into the fabric of our society. A growing number of users, devices and applications work together to produce what we now call "big data". And this data helps drive many of the everyday ...

Security

Preventing cyber security attacks lies in strategic, third-party investments, study finds

Companies interested in protecting themselves and their customers from cyber-attacks need to invest in themselves and the vendors that handle their data, according to new research from American University.

Internet

Open access popular with researchers but full potential remains untapped, says new global study

Researchers are in favor of widening access to research but remain largely unaware of initiatives and services that have been established to encourage growth of open access (OA).

Internet

What young people ask about when guaranteed anonymity

An analysis of almost 300,000 unsolicited questions written by young Norwegians on the website ung.no, has provided major insights into what they're really interested in today. Their bodies, health and identity are among ...

Security

Public, election officials may be kept in the dark on hacks

If the FBI discovers that foreign hackers have infiltrated the networks of your county election office, you may not find out about it until after voting is over. And your governor and other state officials may be kept in ...

Internet

Detecting malicious web pages

There is a lot of malware on the internet, unwitting computer users might be enticed to visit web pages serving such malicious content and as such there is a pressing need to develop security systems that can quickly detect ...

Security

Spy chip planting said to be easy to do and tough to spot

Much too easy: Planting a two-dollar spy chip on hardware with a technique that can be pulled off on a less than $200 budget? Yet that was the work of a proof in concept investigation by a security researcher and tech-watching ...

Business

Huawei lashes out at Estonia for 'unfounded' security claims

Chinese telecom company Huawei on Tuesday criticized the Estonian government and media for spreading what it says are "arbitrary and unfounded" allegations about cybersecurity risks related to the company's mobile phones.