Security

Misconceptions plague security and privacy tools

As ransomware attacks continue to rise, tools to protect security and privacy are important. But if you think surfing the web via private browsing mode, virtual private networks (VPNs), or Tor browser protects you from security ...

Internet

Team uncovers the danger caused by subdomains

The internet is full of dangers: Sensitive data can be leaked, malicious websites can allow hackers to access private computers. The Security & Privacy Research Unit at TU Wien in collaboration with Ca' Foscari University ...

Software

As more work from home, Dell unveils new BIOS shield

As millions of employees are suddenly working from home, computer security threats are on the rise. The sudden rush to set up home offices means many users working on insufficiently protected devices are exposing businesses ...

Security

New research exposes security risk for e-scooters and riders

Micromobility vehicles, such as e-scooters, zip in and out of traffic. In San Antonio alone, over 12,000 scooters are on the road. For this reason, micromobility is seen as an alleviating trend to help tackle traffic congestion.

Internet

Bots exploiting blockchains for profit

Blockchains have been hailed as fair and open, constructed so a single user can't falsify or alter records because they're all part of a transparent network.

Engineering

Redesigning radiation monitors at US ports

Every day at ports of entry, hundreds of thousands of vehicles and containers cross into the country. Since 9/11, all incoming vehicles and containers at land crossings, rail crossings, mail facilities and shipping terminals ...

Consumer & Gadgets

New malware detection for Android at the source code level

There are numerous malware detection and antivirus apps for mobile devices running the Android operating system. However, a team in China introduces a new approach that can detect malicious activity at the source code level. ...

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