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Newswise: New Tools to Minimize Risks in Shared, Augmented-Reality Environments

Article ID: 717740

New Tools to Minimize Risks in Shared, Augmented-Reality Environments

University of Washington

UW security researchers have created ShareAR, a toolkit that lets developers build collaborative and interactive features into AR apps without sacrificing their users’ privacy and security.

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20-Aug-2019 1:50 PM EDT
Newswise: Smartphone Apps May Connect to Vulnerable Backend Cloud Servers

Article ID: 717306

Smartphone Apps May Connect to Vulnerable Backend Cloud Servers

Georgia Institute of Technology

Cybersecurity researchers have discovered vulnerabilities in the backend systems that feed content and advertising to smartphone applications through a network of cloud-based servers that most users probably don’t even know exists.

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11-Aug-2019 7:05 PM EDT
Newswise: How a chicken farmer landed a job in cybersecurity

Article ID: 717175

How a chicken farmer landed a job in cybersecurity

Sandia National Laboratories

Logan Carpenter worked on a chicken farm through high school. Now, he conducts cybersecurity research. The link was a pipeline program that connects students at historically black colleges and universities with cybersecurity internships at Sandia and Lawrence Livermore national laboratories.

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8-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 717153

Researchers Hack One of the World's Most Secure Industrial Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

American Technion Society

Israeli researchers have managed to take control of a Siemens programmable logic controller (PLC), considered to be one of the safest controllers in the world. PLCs are used in a wide spectrum of operations including power stations, water pumps, vehicles, and smart homes.

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8-Aug-2019 8:40 AM EDT

Article ID: 716619

Tech companies not doing enough to protect users from phishing scams

University of Plymouth

Technology companies could be doing much more to protect individuals and organisations from the threats posed by phishing, according to research by the University of Plymouth.

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30-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Experts available to comment on massive Capital One data breach

Article ID: 716621

Experts available to comment on massive Capital One data breach

Indiana University

Indiana University experts are available to comment on the data breach of over 100 million people's personal information from Capital One, which is one of the largest thefts of data from a bank in history.

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30-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Hackers Could Use Connected Cars to Gridlock Whole Cities

Article ID: 716490

Hackers Could Use Connected Cars to Gridlock Whole Cities

Georgia Institute of Technology

In a future when self-driving and other internet-connected cars share the roads with the rest of us, hackers could not only wreck the occasional vehicle but possibly compound attacks to gridlock whole cities by stalling out a limited percentage of connected cars. Physicists calculated how many stalled cars would cause how much mayhem.

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29-Jul-2019 1:05 AM EDT

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