Software catches vulnerabilities on websites before they're exploited
Hacking is often done with malicious intent. But the two MIT alumni who co-founded fast-growing startup Tinfoil Security have shown that hacking can be put to good use: improving security.
Facebook awards 'Internet Defense Prize'
Facebook awarded a $50,000 Internet Defense Prize to a pair of German researchers with a seemingly viable approach to detecting vulnerabilities in Web applications.
New programming language accommodates multiple languages in same program
Computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University have designed a way to safely use multiple programming languages within the same program, enabling programmers to use the language most appropriate for each function while ...
Security flaw takes down Twitter's TweetDeck (Update)
Twitter said Wednesday it briefly took down its popular TweetDeck application to view and manage messages because of a security flaw, which prompted some calls to stop using the program.
Six more bugs found in popular OpenSSL security tool
Computer system administrators around the world are groaning again as six new security problems have been found in the OpenSSL security library. ...
NIST seeks comments on major revision to industrial control systems security guide
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued for public review and comment a proposed major update to its Guide to Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security.*
Enabling secure notifications to mobile devices via the cloud
IBM inventors have patented a cloud computing security technique that enables app developers to ensure that data notifications are securely and confidentially pushed to and from mobile devices.
US Sikhs to report airport abuse by app
Sikh activists, fed up with being singled out at US airports, on Tuesday launched an updated smartphone application to make it easier for passengers to file complaints.
Mobile security: Android versus Apple
Smartphones are big business, prompting fierce competition between providers. One major concern for consumers is whether a smartphone will keep their private data safe from malicious programs. To date, however, ...
Lookout tailors smartphone defenses for businesses
US mobile security startup Lookout built on the popularity among smartphone and tablet owners by offering its gadget-defending expertise to businesses.
Get dialed in on how to safeguard your smartphones
Remember the sneaky trick played by software makers? Download a free program and somehow it would automatically install an unwanted "search toolbar" on your computer's Internet browser. That annoying ploy hasn't disappeared ...
Novel hollow-core optical fiber to enable high-power military sensors
The intensity of light that propagates through glass optical fiber is fundamentally limited by the glass itself. A novel fiber design using a hollow, air-filled core removes this limitation and dramatically ...
ID got you, under the skin: Automated thermal face recognition based on minutiae extraction
Forget fingerprints or iris recognition, the next big thing in biometrics will be a thermal imaging scan that maps the blood vessels under the skin of your face for instantaneous face recognition that would be almost impossible ...
Teaching a computer to play concentration advances security, understanding of the mind
(Phys.org) —Computer science researchers have programmed a computer to play the game Concentration (also known as Memory). The work could help improve computer security – and improve our understanding ...