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Internet

Zoom got big fast. Then videobombers made it rework security

intrusive "videobombers" barged into private meetings or just spied on intimate conversations.

Security

Australia ramps up cyber spending after state-backed attacks

Australia unveiled the "largest-ever" boost in cybersecurity spending Tuesday, days after Prime Minister Scott Morrison spoke out about a wave of state-sponsored attacks suspected to have been carried out by China.

Security

Expanding access to cyber research tools

Faculty and students at Purdue University now have access to cybersecurity research software developed at Sandia National Laboratories. This marks the first time Sandia has collaborated with an academic community to make ...

Internet

Expansion of California privacy law qualifies for ballot

California voters will decide a ballot measure in November that would give them more power over how companies use their data, an extension of a landmark privacy law passed in 2018.

Internet

Study: Online trackers follow health site visitors

Internet trackers are more likely to follow people who visit popular health sites, such as WebMD.com and mayoclinic.org, to other types of sites, a Cornell Tech study has found—suggesting that advertisers might be more ...

Computer Sciences

Plaintext ciphertext

Writing in the International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing, Yu-Chi Chen of the Department Computer Science and Engineering, at Yuan Ze University, in Tauyuan, Taiwan , has revisited the concept of plaintext checkable ...