Consumer & Gadgets

QR codes: Is it safe to scan?

The Coinbase Super Bowl commercial that featured a bouncing QR code set to music was so popular it caused the cryptocurrency app to temporarily crash. What does this tell us about how these codes are being used and how safe ...

Business

US to ban TikTok downloads, block WeChat use

The United States on Friday ordered a ban on downloads of popular video app TikTok and effectively blocked the use of the Chinese super-app WeChat on national security grounds, escalating a fight with Beijing over technology.

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 ...

Security

Combination of techniques could improve security for IoT devices

A multi-pronged data analysis approach that can strengthen the security of Internet of Things (IoT) devices—such as smart TVs, home video cameras and baby monitors—against current risks and threats has created by a team ...

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