Computer Sciences

Safe Paths: A privacy-first approach to contact tracing

Fast containment is key to halting the progression of pandemics, and rapid determination of a diagnosed patient's locations and contact history is a vital step for communities and cities. This process is labor-intensive, ...

Security

Smartphone apps may connect to vulnerable backend cloud servers

Cybersecurity researchers have discovered vulnerabilities in the backend systems that feed content and advertising to smartphone applications through a network of cloud-based servers that most users probably don't even know ...