Consumer & Gadgets

Google enables use of Android phones as a physical security key

Google has announced that it has made software updates to Chrome and Android that make it possible to use an Android phone (7+) as a physical security key. In their announcement, Google once again claimed that using physical ...

Computer Sciences

Selecting the best features for phishing attack detection algorithms

In recent decades, phishing attacks have become increasingly common. These attacks allow attackers to obtain sensitive user data, such as passwords, usernames, credit card details, etc., by tricking people into disclosing ...

Computer Sciences

Are human brains vulnerable to voice morphing attacks?

A recent research study led by the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Department of Computer Science investigated the neural underpinnings of voice security, and analyzed the differences in neural activities when users ...

Computer Sciences

New exploitation techniques and defenses for DOP attacks

Data-oriented attacks allow hackers to manipulate non-control data and alter a program's behavior, often causing significant damage to the systems affected. Researchers at Virginia Tech, Clemson University, Pennsylvania State ...

Security

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 ...

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 ...

Security

How a personality trait puts you at risk for cybercrime

Impulse online shopping, downloading music and compulsive email use are all signs of a certain personality trait that make you a target for malware attacks. New research from Michigan State University examines the behaviors—both ...

Security

New attacks on graphics processors endanger user privacy

Computer scientists at the University of California, Riverside have revealed for the first time how easily attackers can use a computer's graphics processing unit, or GPU, to spy on web activity, steal passwords, and break ...

Security

These new techniques expose your browsing history to attackers

Security researchers at UC San Diego and Stanford have discovered four new ways to expose Internet users' browsing histories. These techniques could be used by hackers to learn which websites users have visited as they surf ...

Security

Firmware weakness extends red carpet for cold boot attacks

"The chilling reality of cold boot attacks" is the title of a video posted by F-Secure on Thursday. The chilling reality is that savvy security mischief-makers can still perform the attacks, as two researchers learned recently.

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Attacker

In some sports, an attacker is a specific type of player, usually one whose role involves aggressive play. Heavy attackers are usually placed up front so they can score some points for the team.

In football, attackers are also referred to as strikers.

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