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December 8, 2019

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Here's the Kind of Data Hackers Get About You from Hospitals

New research has uncovered the specific data leaked through hospital breaches, sounding alarm bells for nearly 170 million ... read more

'Poor Man's Qubit' Can Solve Quantum Problems Without Going Quantum

Researchers have built and demonstrated the first hardware for a probabilistic computer, a possible way to bridge the gap between classical and quantum ... read more

Hackers Could Use Connected Cars to Gridlock Whole Cities

In a future when self-driving and other internet-connected cars share the roads with the rest of us, hackers could not only wreck the occasional vehicle but possibly compound attacks to gridlock ... read more

Discovery of a 'Holy Grail' With the Invention of Universal Computer Memory

A new type of computer memory to solve the digital technology energy crisis has been invented and patented by scientists. The device is the realization of the decades long search for a 'Universal ... read more
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Mobile Devices Blur Work and Personal Privacy Raising Cyber Risks

Organizations aren't moving quickly enough on cyber security threats linked to the drive toward using personal mobile devices in the ... read more

In Classical and Quantum Secure Communication Practical Randomness Is Incomplete

Random bit sequences are key ingredients of various tasks in modern life and especially in secure communication. In a new study researchers have determined that generating true random bit sequences, ... read more

Preventing Cyber Security Attacks Lies in Strategic, Third-Party Investments

Companies interested in protecting themselves and their customers from cyber-attacks need to invest in themselves and the vendors that handle their data, according to new ... read more

Decoding How Kids Get Into Hacking

New research has identified characteristics and gender-specific behaviors in kids that could lead them to become juvenile hackers. The researchers assessed responses from 50,000 teens from around the ... read more

New Tools to Minimize Risks in Shared, Augmented-Reality Environments

Security researchers have created ShareAR, a toolkit that lets developers build collaborative and interactive features into AR apps without sacrificing their users' privacy and ... read more

Router Guest Networks Lack Adequate Security, Experts Say

While many organizations and home networks use a host and guest network on the same router hardware to increase security, a new study indicates that routers from well-known manufacturers are ... read more

Attackers Could Be Listening to What You Type

You likely know to avoid suspicious emails to keep hackers from gleaning personal information from your computer. But a new study suggests that it's possible to access your information in a much ... read more

App Allows Inspectors to Find Gas Pump Skimmers Faster

Computer scientists have developed an app that allows state and federal inspectors to detect devices that steal consumer credit and debit card data at gas pumps. The devices, known as skimmers, use ... read more

Tech Companies Not Doing Enough to Protect Users from Phishing Scams

Just over 15 years after the first reported incident of phishing, new research suggests tech companies could be doing more to protect users from the threat of scams. However, greater awareness of the ... read more

Review Evaluates How AI Could Boost the Success of Clinical Trials

Researchers examined how artificial intelligence (AI) could affect drug development in the coming ... read more

Researchers Build Transistor-Like Gate for Quantum Information Processing -- With Qudits

Researchers have built what could be a quantum version of a transistor -- with ... read more

Personalized Medicine Software Vulnerability Uncovered

A weakness in one common open source software for genomic analysis left DNA-based medical diagnostics vulnerable to cyberattacks. Researchers identified the weakness and notified the software ... read more

Building a Bridge to the Quantum World

Entanglement is one of the main principles of quantum mechanics. Physicists have found a way to use a mechanical oscillator to produce entangled radiation. This method might prove extremely useful ... read more

Hackproofing Smart Meters

Cybersecurity researchers have developed an automated program aimed at foiling smart meter hacking and boosting security in the smart ... read more

'Time-Travel' Feature Added to Drives to Fight Ransomware Attacks

One of the latest cyber threats involves hackers encrypting user files and then charging 'ransom' to get them back. In a new paper, researchers examine how to use the commodity storage ... read more

Crime Fighting Just Got Easier as Burglars Reveal All

The first study of burglars committing crime in virtual reality could change the way we protect our homes from ... read more

Fearful Customers Sensitive to Size and Scope of a Data Breach While Angry Customers Are Not

Customers who feel afraid in the wake of a data breach care more about the size and scope of the breach than do angry customers, according to new ... read more

New All-Fiber Device Simplifies Free-Space Based Quantum Key Distribution

Researchers have developed a simple and stable device to generate the quantum states necessary for quantum key distribution. The device could make it more practical to develop a global data network ... read more

Obstacles to Overcome Before Operating Fleets of Drones Becomes Reality

The technology exists to replace a single remote controlled drone with an automated fleet, but a researcher says there are several obstacles to tackle first. He is part of a team developing models to ... read more

Design Flaws Create Security Vulnerabilities for 'Smart Home' Internet-of-Things Devices

Researchers find countermeasures for designers of security systems and other smart home ... read more

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