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BitWhisper turns up heat on air-gap security

Ben Gurion University reported Monday that researcher Mordechai Guri, assisted by Matan Munitz and guided by Prof. Yuval Elovici, uncovered a way to breach air-gapped systems—that's quite something considering ...

Mar 24, 2015 weblog
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A new spin on Saturn's peculiar rotation

Tracking the rotation speed of solid planets, like the Earth and Mars, is a relatively simple task: Just measure the time it takes for a surface feature to roll into view again. But giant gas planets Jupiter ...

Mar 25, 2015
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Big browsers fall in Pwn2Own exploit competition

Name any of the big browsers and there's an exploit for it. All four major browsers fell down during the Pwn2Own hacking competition running concurrently with the CanSecWest 2015 Conference in Vancouver, ...

Mar 22, 2015 weblog
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