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Stealthier Mac Attacks

A security expert at the recent Black Hat DC computer security conference demonstrated a technique for attacking the Mac operating system OS X without leaving any...

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RFID's Security Problem

New U.S. passport cards and driver's licenses issued by Washington and New York state are designed to enable U.S. citizens to cross international borders more efficiently...

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Microsoft Searches For Group Advantage

Microsoft researchers are investigating if using data from several members of a social group, a technique Microsoft calls "groupization," can lead to better search...

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Predicting Breakdowns

Researchers at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and Lockheed Martin are working on a sensor-based monitoring system that assesses the health of a vehicle...

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Crowd-Sourcing the World

Santa Fe Institute research fellow Nathan Eagle is launching txteagle, a project that will distribute tasks using cell phones in an effort to leverage an underused...

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A New Web of Trust

A year after security researchers exposed a flaw in the Domain Name System (DNS), a permanent solution is finally being implemented. The DNSSEC protocol, which...
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