Blockchain making houses safer
Aug 16, 2017
Blockchain technology developed to guarantee the value of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum is now being adopted by engineers as a way to fight off the risk of a hacker breaking into the connected appliances of ...
USB connections make snooping easy
Aug 10, 2017
USB connections, the most common interface used globally to connect external devices to computers, are vulnerable to information leakage, making them even less secure than has been thought, Australian research shows.
DNA sequencing tools lack robust protections against cybersecurity risks
Aug 10, 2017
Rapid improvement in DNA sequencing has sparked a proliferation of medical and genetic tests that promise to reveal everything from one's ancestry to fitness levels to microorganisms that live in your gut.
Segway/Ninebot MiniPRO: Company addresses some security issues
Jul 21, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—Here it is July 2017 and security vulnerability stories keep coming in with the word "firmware" as one of the key words. What's up this time?
Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16232 set to fight ransomware
Jul 01, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—Something called the Windows 10 Insider Build is offering a peek at what is in store, and the message is clear that Microsoft is fighting the good fight against malware havoc.
An encryption system that hides your travel data from Uber
Jun 30, 2017
Researchers from EPFL and UNIL have developed an encryption protocol that can put drivers in touch with passengers while keeping their personal data secret.
New firewall protects cellphones from security threat
Jun 29, 2017
Cyber security researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) developed an innovative firewall program that adds a missing layer of security in Android cellphones and monitors for malicious code.
ProtonVPN out of beta, offering free and paid service types
Jun 22, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—A Switzerland-based company earlier this week released a free virtual private network together with a tier-based system that provides even more VPN level of support. The new product is from ProtonVPN AG headquartered ...
Computing expert finds way of securing Internet of Things
Jun 21, 2017
A computing expert has found a way of securing the Internet of Things, a term that encompasses everything connected to the internet from smartphones to smart fridges.
Researcher at London event focuses on e-cig used for computer exploit
Jun 19, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—E-cigarettes could be used to hack computers. They could not only serve as your stop-smoking tool but there is a possibility they could serve as an exploit platform as well.