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Apps for popular smart home devices contain security flaws

New cybersecurity research from Florida Tech has found that the smartphone companion applications of 16 popular smart home devices contain "critical cryptographic flaws" that could allow attackers to intercept and modify ...

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Use Google in the car? Google Assistant, Android Auto get fresh updates and new partner in Honda

Google is updating critical features for the millions of drivers who depend on its technology to help them get around.

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Researchers develop toolkit to test Apple security, find vulnerability

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a software toolkit that allows users to test the hardware security of Apple devices. During their proof-of-concept demonstration, the research team identified ...

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A new dataset for better augmented and mixed reality

Computer scientists at the University of California San Diego have released OpenRooms, an new, open source dataset with tools that will help users manipulate objects, materials, lighting and other properties in indoor 3D ...

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New tool maps future climate costs for airlines, passengers

When Phoenix temperatures topped 120 F in June 2017, American Airlines canceled dozens of flights at a local airport because the airplanes could not take off safely in the extreme heat. Scenarios like this are likely to become ...

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Understanding the rising threat of ransomware attacks

A rude awakening came to thousands of Americans in early May. Many motorists who had never seen the effects of a devastating ransomware attack found themselves scrambling to find a flowing gas pump, and waiting in massive ...

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High-performance detection tool for ReDoS-vulnerability

Regular expressions (regexes) are widely used in different fields of computer science. However, the Regular expression Denial of Service (ReDoS) vulnerability forms a class of common and serious algorithmic complexity attacks.