- Digital services collect unnecessary personal information October 9, 2017
Digital services that require users to log in with a personal account often collect more information about users than is needed. Certain policies may encroach on our privacy.
- Computer scientists address gap in messaging privacy September 27, 2017
Researchers have developed a solution to a longstanding problem in the field of end-to-end encryption, a technique that ensures that only sender and recipient can read a message.
- Security cameras vulnerable to attacks using infrared light September 19, 2017
Researchers have demonstrated that security cameras infected with malware can receive covert signals and leak sensitive information from the very same surveillance devices used to protect facilities.
- Cost effective quantum moves a step closer September 19, 2017
Researchers have taken an important step towards enabling quantum networks to be cost-effective and truly secure from attack. The experiments prove the viability of a measurement-device-independent quantum key distribution (QKD) system, based on readily available hardware.
- 'The dark side' of quantum computers September 13, 2017
The era of fully fledged quantum computers threatens to destroy internet security as we know it. Researchers are in a race against time to prepare new cryptographic techniques before the arrival of quantum computers, as cryptographers now describe.
- To Improve smartphone privacy, control access to third-party libraries September 12, 2017
Smartphone apps that share users' personal Information often do so through services called third-party libraries, suggesting a new strategy for protecting privacy. CResearchers say controlling access to these third-party libraries, which help app developers make money by targeting people with ads or compiling marketing profiles, promises to be an effective way of limiting the unwanted […]
- Voting vulnerability September 6, 2017
Online attackers may be able to purchase — for as little as a few thousand dollars — enough personal information to potentially alter voter registration information in as many as 36 states and the District of Columbia. Dubbed 'voter identity theft,' the vulnerability could be exploited by attackers to disenfranchise many voters where voter registration […]
- High-dimensional quantum encryption performed in real-world city conditions for first time August 24, 2017
For the first time, researchers have sent a quantum-secured message containing more than one bit of information per photon through the air above a city.
- Security issues with health apps for dementia patients uncovered by researchers August 21, 2017
Many health apps designed to assist dementia patients and their caregivers have inadequate security policies or lack security policies altogether, new research concludes.
- Smart electrical grids more vulnerable to cyber attacks August 16, 2017
Electricity distribution systems in the USA are gradually being modernized and transposed to smart grids, which make use of two-way communication and computer processing. This is making them increasingly vulnerable to cyber attacks.