Sign In

Communications of the ACM

News


An edited collection of advanced computing news from Communications of the ACM, ACM TechNews, other ACM resources, and news sites around the Web.


From ACM News

Hackers Find New Way to Cheat on Wall Street

High-frequency trading networks, which complete stock market transactions in microseconds, are vulnerable to manipulation by hackers who can inject tiny amounts...

From ACM News

The New Speed of Money, Reshaping Markets

A substantial part of all stock trading in the United States takes place in a warehouse in a nondescript business park just off the New Jersey Turnpike.

And Then There Were Five: NIST Names SHA-3 Crypto Competition Finalists
From ACM News

And Then There Were Five: NIST Names SHA-3 Crypto Competition Finalists

Out of the original 64, there now are five candidates left in the ongoing multi-year competition overseen by NIST to create the next 'hash' algorithm to protect...

From ACM News

Reauthorization of COMPETES Act Brings Changes to NIST

President Obama on Tuesday (Jan. 4) signed the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010, which provides several important updates to NIST funding, programs...

Make Way for Mathematical Matter
From ACM News

Make Way for Mathematical Matter

We already have solid, liquid, gas, plasma and Bose-Einstein condensate. Now it seems we may be on the verge of discovering a whole host of new forms of matter...

IBM's Jeopardy Strategy: Divide and Conquer
From ACM News

IBM's Jeopardy Strategy: Divide and Conquer

When it comes tackling a challenge as tough as answering a human question, the best computational approach may be to break the job down into multiple parts and...

The Power of 'Convergence'
From ACM News

The Power of 'Convergence'

In white paper, MIT scientists discuss potential for revolutionary advances in biomedicine and other fields.

Car Theft by Antenna
From ACM TechNews

Car Theft by Antenna

A method for breaking into and stealing cars that have keyless entry and starting systems has been found by ETH Zurich researchers, who were able to gain entry...

From ACM TechNews

Nanowriting a Big Step in Electronics

The ability to write metal lines that are less than 5 nanometers wide has been demonstrated by a University of Illinois research team, and this could impact the...

Network Defense Gone Wrong
From ACM TechNews

Network Defense Gone Wrong

Many companies use content-delivery networks as a defense against distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, but Michael Rabinovich of Case Western Reserve University...

Utah's $1.5 Billion Cyber-Security Center Under Way
From ACM News

Utah's $1.5 Billion Cyber-Security Center Under Way

Today's groundbreaking for a $1.5 billion National Security Agency data center is being billed as important in the short term for construction jobs and important...

Can Cash Prizes for Innovation Get the Economy Rolling Again?
From ACM TechNews

Can Cash Prizes for Innovation Get the Economy Rolling Again?

Contests for innovation are back in vogue and are a major component of the Obama administration's agenda for federal government support of private-sector R&D. 

From ACM TechNews

Girls-Only Computer Class Hits Refresh on IT's Geeky-Male Image

Canada's Cardinal Leger Secondary School teacher Dan Harmer  put all the girls into a single computer science class, hoping that the single-sex environment would...

Total Recall: Data Diaries Explain Who You Really Are
From ACM TechNews

Total Recall: Data Diaries Explain Who You Really Are

The collection, archival, and search of everyday personal experiences that are recorded by cameras and other devices could support the digital diaries envisioned...

From ACM TechNews

'SMS of Death' Could Crash Many Mobile Phones

Low-end mobile phones are vulnerable to hackers using short message service (SMS) communications, according to research presented at a recent conference in Germany...

Interactive Window Shopping
From ACM TechNews

Interactive Window Shopping

Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications researchers have developed a three-dimensional camera system that enables consumers to interact with items inside window...

3-D Steps Up to Decode Mobility
From ACM TechNews

3-D Steps Up to Decode Mobility

Stanford University researchers are using computer-generated 3-D simulations of human mobility to improve the lives of people with disabilities. The technique...

From ACM TechNews

Graphics Ability Is the New Goal for Chip Makers

Computer chip makers will highlight the improved visual performance of their technology at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. 

NIST Publications Recommend Organization-Wide IT Security Risk Management
From ACM News

NIST Publications Recommend Organization-Wide IT Security Risk Management

Two new draft publications from NIST provide the groundwork for a three-tiered risk-management approach that encompasses computer security risk planning from the...

Beyond Surveillance: Darpa Wants a Thinking Camera
From ACM News

Beyond Surveillance: Darpa Wants a Thinking Camera

It’s tough being an imagery analyst for the U.S. military: you’re drowning in pictures and drone video, with more pouring in endlessly from the tons of sensors...
Sign In for Full Access
» Forgot Password? » Create an ACM Web Account
Read CACM in a free mobile app!
Access the latest issue, plus archived issues and more
ACM Logo
  • ACM CACM apps available for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, and Android platforms
  • ACM Digital Library apps available for iOS, Android, and Windows devices
  • Download an app and sign in to it with your ACM Web Account
Find the app for your mobile device
ACM DL Logo