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Researchers show how to use mobiles to spy on people

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers have demonstrated how it is possible to use GSM (Global System for Mobile communications) data along with a few tools to track down a person’s mobile phone number and their location, ...

Apr 22, 2010 report
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Oracle says Java is fixed; feds maintain warning

Oracle Corp. said Monday it has released a fix for the flaw in its Java software that raised an alarm from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security last week. Even after the patch was issued, the federal ag ...

Jan 14, 2013
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BitTorrent co-founder now working with Hollywood

A Silicon Valley executive whose previous venture was synonymous with Internet piracy has found a way to play nice with Hollywood. BitTorrent Inc. co-founder Ashwin Navin is working with television networks and consumer electronics ...

Dec 27, 2012
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Taking the edge off a pipe bomb -- literally

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate's (S&T) new low-cost device for dismantling dangerous pipe bombs may look like a tinkerer's project, but that's no accident. The ...

Aug 17, 2012
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'Spoofed' GPS signals can be countered, researchers show

(Phys.org) -- From cars to commercial airplanes to military drones, global positioning system (GPS) technology is everywhere -- and Cornell researchers have known for years that it can be hacked, or as they call it, "spoofed." ...

Jul 24, 2012
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Experts urge stronger online regulation bill

Cybersecurity experts urged senators Thursday to close loopholes in legislation to give the government more power to force critical industries to make their computer networks more secure.

Feb 16, 2012
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