News tagged with computer software

What makes SKorea cyberattacks so hard to trace?

The attacks that knocked South Korean banks offline this week appear to be the latest examples of international "cyberwar." But among the many ways that digital warfare differs from conventional combat: there's often no good ...

dateMar 21, 2013 in Internet
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Can control theory make software better?

"Formal verification" is a set of methods for mathematically proving that a computer program does what it's supposed to do. It's universal in hardware design and in the development of critical control software that can't ...

dateMar 19, 2013 in Computer Sciences
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Mac computers not immune to malware

The biggest vulnerability to Macintosh computers is the belief among their devoted users that Apple's superior operating system makes them immune to malware, experts say.

dateMar 15, 2013 in Security
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Australian central bank computers hacked

Computer networks at the Reserve Bank of Australia have been hacked, officials said Monday, with some reportedly infected by Chinese-developed malware searching for sensitive information.

dateMar 11, 2013 in Internet
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Oranges and lemons: Spot the difference

A computer recognition system that is 99% accurate can identify different fruits and vegetables, even the particular strain of apples or plums, for instance. Research to be published in the International Journal of Applied ...

dateMar 07, 2013 in Computer Sciences
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