News tagged with information networks

Hooking phishers of men and women

Phishing is a fraudulent attempt seeking to acquire money, confidential information or other gain such as usernames, passwords or credit card details from people by masquerading as a trustworthy entity such as a bank, service ...

Nov 25, 2013
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The high price of data breaches

As consumers, we transmit valuable personal information to the companies with which we do business. In doing so, we trust that information will remain secure. Over the past year, however, we have learned of a number of instances ...

Nov 26, 2011
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Senate may go on break without passing cyber bill

The U.S. Senate could leave town this week for a monthlong break without passing legislation to protect the country's electrical grid, water supplies and other critical industries from cyberattack and electronic espionage.

Aug 02, 2012
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Study finds human communication is 'bursty'

Researchers in Spain have investigated the temporal patterns of human communication and how the latter impacts the spread of information in social networks. The results, published in the journal Physical Re ...

Sep 14, 2011
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Tracking gene flow in marine plant evolution

A new method that could give a deeper insight into evolutional biology by tracing directionality in gene migration has just appeared in EPJ Data Science. Paolo Masucci from the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, at Uni ...

Dec 10, 2012
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Computer scientists identify Yelp security leak

Computer scientists at Harvard, Boston University, and Yale stumbled upon a privacy leak in the mobile version of the popular Yelp social networking review site (m.yelp.com) in late October.

Nov 04, 2011
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Study: Most people still don't trust online info

Over the past decade, Americans have witnessed the rise of social networks and mobile technology that's put the Internet at an arm's reach, day and night - yet a new study has found that people are even more distrustful of ...

Dec 14, 2011
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