Security

Two security researchers find WPA3 vulnerabilities

You mean my safety blanket isn't safe? A next-gen standard "was supposed to make password cracking a thing of the past," clucked Ars Technica, after learning that vulnerabilities were found in the WPA3 protocol that could ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Ultra-light gloves let users 'touch' virtual objects

Scientists from EPFL and ETH Zurich have developed an ultra-light glove – weighing less than 8 grams per finger– that enables users to feel and manipulate virtual objects. Their system provides extremely realistic haptic ...

Computer Sciences

AI software found able to identify people in blurred images

(Tech Xplore)—A trio of researchers has found off-the-shelf AI software can be used to identify people in blurred or pixilated images. Reza Shokri and Vitaly Shmatikov with Cornell University and Richard McPherson with ...

Internet

Ethereum responds to eclipse attacks described by research trio

In a nutshell, three researchers have described in a paper "Low-Resource Eclipse Attacks on Ethereum's Peer-to-Peer Network" that it is possible to carry out an eclipse attack on the Ethereum network. As important, maintainers ...

Computer Sciences

NVIDIA researchers raise the bar on image inpainting

For those not yet familiar with photo reconstruction tools, the title of this paper on arXiv might be totally puzzling: "Image Inpainting for Irregular Holes Using Partial Convolutions." The research, though, from a NVIDIA ...

Computer Sciences

3-D animation made incredibly easy

Whether it's King Kong for Hollywood's dream factory or apes in a computer game: even experts usually need several days using conventional programs to recreate animals in three-dimensional digital form, and to animate them ...

Engineering

Nanoscale cryptography method gains robustness from stiction

Most of the cryptographic methods that keep important data secure use complex encryption software, and as a result, consume large amounts of power. As more and more electronic devices are being connected to the internet, ...

Automotive

Tesla comes when called, but can fray nerves

Roddie Hasan loves his Tesla, but after a fright using a feature that lets him summon the car as he might a dog, he says he will be walking to get it.

Computer Sciences

Researchers step back to mannequin viral wave to explore depth

Who said the viral craze called Mannequin Challenge (MC) is done and dusted? Not so. Researchers have turned to the Challenge that won attention in 2016 to serve their goal. They used the MC for training a neural network ...

Security

Researchers: ASUS computers infected by auto-update virus

In a sophisticated targeted espionage operation, hackers infected tens of thousands of computers from the Taiwanese vendor ASUS with malicious software using the company's online automatic update service, security researchers ...

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Computer software

Computer software, or just software is a general term used to describe the role that computer programs, procedures and documentation play in a computer system.

The term includes:

Software includes things such as websites, programs or video games, that are coded by programming languages like C or C++.

"Software" is sometimes used in a broader context to mean anything which is not hardware but which is used with hardware, such as film, tapes and records.

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