Reading speed harnessed to automatically control text display rates
Reading a text is something that each of us does at our own individual pace. This simple fact has been exploited by computer scientists in Saarbrücken who have developed a software system that recognizes ...
Watchdog: Air traffic control system is a hacking risk (Update)
The nation's system for guiding planes and other aircraft is at "increased and unnecessary risk" of being hacked, according to a report by government watchdog released Monday.
NY surveying banks on cyber security defenses
(AP)—New York financial regulators are considering tougher cyber security requirements for banks to mandate more complex computer sign-ins and certifications from the contractors of their cyber defenses, the state's top ...
Anthem: Hackers tried to breach system as early as Dec. 10
(AP)—The hackers who stole millions of health insurance records from Anthem Inc. commandeered the credentials of five different employees while seeking to penetrate the company's computer network—and ...
Novel mathematical research for quantifying and predicting uncertainty in design models
Uncertainty is sometimes unavoidable. But in the world of scientific computing and engineering, at least, what's worse than uncertainty is being uncertain about how uncertain one is.
Reverse engineer creates Thunderstrike bootkit able to exploit vulnerability in OS X boot ROM
'Fibonacci quasiparticle' could form basis of future quantum computers
An Interview with Thomas Vidick on quantum code cracking
Quantum computers, looked to as the next generation of computing technology, are expected to one day vastly outperform conventional computers. Using the laws of quantum mechanics—the physics that governs ...
Computer equal to or better than humans at indexing science
In 1997, IBM's Deep Blue computer beat chess wizard Gary Kasparov. This year, a computer system developed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison achieved something far more complex. It equaled or bested scientists ...
Study narrows the scope of research on quantum computing
According to many scientists, quantum computers will have great importance in the future but, despite all efforts, research in this field is still in its infancy. One of the difficulties is understanding what criteria a quantum ...
Don't get hacked! Research shows how much we ignore online warnings
Say you ignored one of those "this website is not trusted" warnings and it led to your computer being hacked. How would you react? Would you:
An agent-based model that analyzes commuters' travel data
The introduction of smartcard ticketing for Singapore's public transport system has enabled A*STAR researchers to provide valuable predictive data on potential train overloading. This will enable system ...
Cyberattacks hit US weather service (Update)
Cyberattackers believed to have been working from China broke through defenses of the US weather service recently, according to a Washington Post report.