News tagged with computer software

Designing a better satellite

(Phys.org) —If you have ever plugged your digital camera into your desktop to download photos, then you have used what is known in computing circles as a "plug and play" interface. Basically, plug and play refers to any ...

Mar 29, 2013
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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 ...

Mar 21, 2013
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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 ...

Mar 19, 2013
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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.

Mar 15, 2013
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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.

Mar 11, 2013
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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 Jo ...

Mar 07, 2013
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