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Flaws in Self-Encrypting SSDs Let Attackers Bypass Disk Encryption
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Flaws in Self-Encrypting SSDs Let Attackers Bypass Disk Encryption

Researchers have found vulnerabilities in some solid-state drives that allow hackers to circumvent encryption and access local data without knowing the password...

Intel CP­s Impacted by New PortSmash Side-Channel Vulnerability
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Intel CP­s Impacted by New PortSmash Side-Channel Vulnerability

Researchers discovered a new vulnerability in Intel processors that can allow attackers to leak encrypted data from the internal process of a central processing...

China Has Been "Hijacking the Vital Internet Backbone of Western Countries"
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China Has Been "Hijacking the Vital Internet Backbone of Western Countries"

The Chinese government turned to a local ISP for intelligence gathering after it signed the Obama-Xi cyberpact in late 2015, the researchers say.

MIT Invention Builds Memory Walls to Protect Against Meltdown, Spectre Attacks
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MIT Invention Builds Memory Walls to Protect Against Meltdown, Spectre Attacks

A new system can more effectively protect modern PC architectures against vulnerabilities exploited by malware like Meltdown and Spectre, researchers say.

What is Cyberwar?
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What is Cyberwar?

At its core, cyberwarfare refers the use of digital attacks by one country or nation to disrupt the computer systems of another with the aim of create significant...

Can Graphical Passwords Keep ­s Secure Online?
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Can Graphical Passwords Keep ­s Secure Online?

Researchers from the Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in China have developed an authentication method that uses semantically linked images.

Tech Giants Hit by NSA Spying Slam Encryption Backdoors
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Tech Giants Hit by NSA Spying Slam Encryption Backdoors

A coalition of Silicon Valley tech giants has doubled down on its criticism of encryption backdoors following a proposal that would give law enforcement access...

GitHub Hit With the Largest DDoS Attack Ever Seen
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GitHub Hit With the Largest DDoS Attack Ever Seen

Distributed Denial of Service attackers have found a new way of magnifying their attacks, with experts warning that bigger attacks are likely.

­niversity of Sydney Develops Quantum Trick to Block Background Sensor 'chatter'
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­niversity of Sydney Develops Quantum Trick to Block Background Sensor 'chatter'

Researchers have developed a method to block background "chatter," which they say solves a common problem associated with quantum sensing devices.

Google's AI Can Now Spot Shoulder-Surfers Peeking at Your Screen
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Google's AI Can Now Spot Shoulder-Surfers Peeking at Your Screen

Google researchers have developed an "electronic screen protector" application that can immediately spot people glancing at a user's handheld screen.

Back to Self-Driving School: The Simulator Teaching Vehicle Ais Road Sense
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Back to Self-Driving School: The Simulator Teaching Vehicle Ais Road Sense

Researchers have developed a simulator employing convolutional neural networks and deep learning to enhance how vehicle artificial intelligence systems manage environmental...

Encryption's Quantum Leap: The Race to Stop the Hackers of Tomorrow
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Encryption's Quantum Leap: The Race to Stop the Hackers of Tomorrow

Researchers are looking into the construction of new quantum-proof cryptography ito thwart quantum-based schemes future hackers could use to crack sensitive data...

A 'big Science' Approach For Australian Cybersecurity Research?
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A 'big Science' Approach For Australian Cybersecurity Research?

The director of the Defense Science and Technology Group's Cyber and Electronic Warfare Division recommends a big-science approach to cybersecurity in Australia...

Linux Adopts Conflict Resolution Code
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Linux Adopts Conflict Resolution Code

To reduce conflicts within the Linux development community, the group has adopted a new code of conduct that comes in the form of a Linux patch. 

China Develops Facial Recognition Payment System With Near-Perfect Accuracy
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China Develops Facial Recognition Payment System With Near-Perfect Accuracy

The Chinese Academy of Science plans to unveil a face-recognition payment application with near-perfect accuracy next year. 

Norway Internet Voting Experiment Fails
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Norway Internet Voting Experiment Fails

Norway has ended a pilot online voting program. 

Google Algorithm Busts Captcha With 99.8 Percent Accuracy
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Google Algorithm Busts Captcha With 99.8 Percent Accuracy

The algorithm used by Google's Street View team to improve Google Maps also can beat CAPTCHAs with 99.8-percent accuracy. 

Hp Launching New Scholarship Program For Women in Information Security
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Hp Launching New Scholarship Program For Women in Information Security

Women interested in the theory and practice of cybersecurity can now turn to a new scholarship program launched by Hewlett-Packard to support their studies. 

Nsa Encryption Backdoor Proof of Concept Published
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Nsa Encryption Backdoor Proof of Concept Published

A security freelancer  has published a proof-of-concept code for exploiting a security flaw in the Dual Elliptic Curve Deterministic Random Bit Generator. 

Researchers ­se Shopping Cart to Put Mobile, Nfc Payment Theft on Wheels
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Researchers ­se Shopping Cart to Put Mobile, Nfc Payment Theft on Wheels

Researchers have found that contactless payments are more vulnerable then previously believed.
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