Security

Major US pipeline targeted in cyber attack

The largest fuel pipeline system in the United States was forced to shut down its entire network after a cyber attack, the company said in a statement.

Internet

Complex passwords aren't always best

Research from James Cook University shows increasingly complex website password restrictions often leave users frustrated and lead to poor password security.

Security

Blurred lines in face recognition

Face recognition has come on apace from a cliched trope of science fiction to a reality of the modern world with widespread use in photography databases, social media, and the security world. However, as with any tool, there ...

Computer Sciences

Making Bitcoin more secure

A computer science engineer at Michigan State University has a word of advice for the millions of bitcoin owners who use smartphone apps to manage their cryptocurrency: don't. Or at least, be careful. Researchers from MSU ...

Computer Sciences

Algorithms improve how we protect our data

Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST) scientists in Korea have developed algorithms that more efficiently measure how difficult it would be for an attacker to guess secret keys for cryptographic systems. ...

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