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  • Agent 007: Organic Molecules as bearers of secrets April 25, 2018
    In the digital age, security of sensitive information is of utmost importance. Many data are encrypted these methods use a password for decryption, and in most cases, exactly this password is the entrance gate for hackers. Scientists use a new and highly secure approach by combining computer science with chemistry and a conventional encryption method […]
  • Computer the size of a pinhead? Combination for small data storage and tinier computers April 12, 2018
    It may sound like a futuristic device out of a spy novel, a computer the size of a pinhead, but according to new research it might be a reality sooner than once thought. Researchers have discovered that using an easily made combination of materials might be the way to offer a more stable environment for […]
  • New quantum method generates really random numbers April 11, 2018
    Researchers have developed a method for generating numbers guaranteed to be random, through the use of quantum mechanics. The experimental technique surpasses all previous methods for ensuring the unpredictability of its random numbers and may enhance security and trust in cryptographic systems.
  • Improve your information security by giving employees more options March 26, 2018
    A recent study suggests information security managers and supervisors could have greater success in motivating employees to act more securely by avoiding cold, authoritative commands, and instead create security messages that are relatable and provide options for how employees can better protect information and respond to threats.
  • Brain-like computers moving closer to cracking codes March 21, 2018
    Scientists have discovered a way to leverage emerging brain-like computer architectures for an age-old number-theoretic problem known as integer factorization.
  • Basic password guidance can dramatically improve account security, study shows February 28, 2018
    Technology users who receive guidance when setting passwords — including how likely it is that hackers could break into their accounts — are significantly more likely to make their choices secure.
  • Private browsing gets more private February 23, 2018
    A new system uses JavaScript decryption algorithms embedded in web pages and code obfuscation to patch security holes left open by web browsers' private-browsing functions.
  • Phishing success linked to incentives and sticking to an effective strategy February 21, 2018
    A new study focusing on the attacker — a largely ignored but crucial aspect of phishing — identifies successful and less successful strategies. It also reveals that attackers are motivated by quicker and larger rewards — with creative individuals putting more effort into constructing these malicious emails. Insights from the study can be used to […]
  • Mobile health applications put the personal data of millions of users at risk February 20, 2018
    80% of the most popular health applications available on Android do not comply with standards intended to prevent the misuse and dissemination of their users' data.
  • Energy-efficient encryption for the internet of things February 13, 2018
    A special-purpose chip hardwired to implement elliptic-curve cryptography in general and the datagram transport layer security protocol in particular reduces power consumption by 99.75 percent and increases speed 500-fold, to help enable the internet of things.