Enhancing the efficiency of complex computations
Planning a trip from Berlin to Hamburg, simulating air flows around a new passenger airplane, or friendships on Facebook – many computer applications model relationships between objects by graphs (networks) ...
Iowa State engineers use keyboard, mouse and mobile device 'fingerprints' to protect data
We've all typed in a password to access a computer network. But how secure is that? Passwords can be hacked or hijacked to get at sensitive personal, corporate or even national security data.
The social science of cyberattacks
Thwarting cyberattacks could be as much a task for social scientists as it is for computer engineers.
Tiny laser gives big boost to high speed data transmission
(Phys.org) —High-speed communication just got a turbo boost, thanks to a new laser technology developed at the University of Illinois that transmits error-free data over fiber optic networks at a blazing ...
Security researcher discovers badBIOS malware that jumps using microphone and speakers
Facebook profit up but teens could be losing interest (Update)
Facebook shares spiked on Wednesday with stellar earnings results, but plummeted back down on word teenagers may be falling out of love with the social network.
NSA website down, spy agency investigating: US official
The National Security Agency's website went down Friday and the US spy service known for hacking into computer networks said it was investigating the outage, a spokesperson said.
Beyond genetics: Mining biological networks for new treatments for disease
Our genes define us and every other living organism. They hold essential information to build and maintain an organism's cells and pass genetic traits to offspring - everything from eye and hair colour to ...
UC San Diego, UMD researchers to build 'WIFIRE' cyberinfrastructure
Three research organizations at the University of California, San Diego, have been awarded a multi-year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to build an end-to-end cyberinfrastructure to perform real-time data-driven assessment, ...
Bold idea for 'big data': Researchers take aim at data glut with customized optical network
Computer networking researchers at Rice University have a new idea for how to handle the mountains of data piling up in the labs of their fellow scientists around campus: Create a customized, energy-efficient ...
IBM to invest $1b in Linux, open-source
IBM said Tuesday it would invest $1 billion in new Linux and open source technologies for its servers in a bid to boost efficiency for big data and cloud computing.
Two Romanians sentenced to US prison in hacking case
Two Romanian nationals were sentenced to prison terms Wednesday for their roles in a multimillion-dollar scheme to hack into US merchants' computer networks to steal credit card data, officials said.
US conducted 231 'offensive cyberoperations': report
US spy services conducted 231 "offensive cyberoperations" in 2011, mostly targeting Iran, Russia, China and North Korea, the Washington Post reported on Saturday.
Hack attacks, explained
Computer network hackers calling themselves the Syrian Electronic Army earlier this week disrupted The New York Times' website for nearly a day and electronic publishing on the Twitter social network for se ...