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Detect locally, protect globally

When infectious diseases strike, the World Health Organization acts swiftly, coordinating with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and its foreign counterparts to contain the threat. But there is no equivalent ...

dateJan 19, 2018 in Security
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Why cyberattacks don't work as weapons

Digitalisation will fundamentally alter many aspects of our lives – in many cases for the better. However, our increasing dependence on computers and networks for data exchange and storage is creating new vulnerabilities ...

dateJan 18, 2018 in Security
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Flawed computer chips and how to fix them

As tech giants race against the clock to fix major security flaws in microprocessors, many users are wondering what lurks behind unsettling names like "Spectre" or "Meltdown" and what can be done about this latest IT scare.

dateJan 05, 2018 in Security
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Windows Hello: Researchers bypass face authentication

In the course of a research project, security experts Matthias Deeg and Philipp Buchegger of penetration-testing company SySS found out something that put Windows Hello in spoofing-attack news this week: They were able to ...

Proof of randomness builds future of digital security

In an effort to block emerging threats to online security, researchers at Princeton University have developed a method to verify the strength of random number generators that form the basis of most encryption systems.

How to protect your internet-of-things devices

Internet-connected devices are nearly ubiquitous, with computer circuitry now found in a variety of common appliances. They can include security cameras, DVRs, printers, cars, baby monitors, and refrigerators—even "smart" ...

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