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Coronavirus Heightens Risk of Cybercrime in the Workplace, Expert Warns
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Coronavirus Heightens Risk of Cybercrime in the Workplace, Expert Warns

Heightened fear and anxiety related to COVID-19 makes people more vulnerable targets for cyber hackers, says Professor David Simpson at Virginia Tech.

Barclays Installs Spyware on Employees' Computers
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Barclays Installs Spyware on Employees' Computers

Barclays has installed "Big Brother" monitoring software on the computers of workers at its London headquarters.

FBI Is Investigating More Than 1,000 Cases of Chinese Theft of U.S. Technology
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FBI Is Investigating More Than 1,000 Cases of Chinese Theft of U.S. Technology

U.S. officials say the Chinese government and its agents have been targeting U.S. companies and universities to steal intellectual property.

Data Analysis IDs High-Risk Locations for New Coronavirus
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Data Analysis IDs High-Risk Locations for New Coronavirus

Researchers at the University of Southampton analyzed troves of data to identify cities and provinces in China, as well as cities and countries worldwide, that...

Google Paid Out $6.5 Million in Bug Bounties in 2019
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Google Paid Out $6.5 Million in Bug Bounties in 2019

Google handed out a record $6.5 million of bug bounty prize money in 2019 as part of its Vulnerability Reward Programs.

I Was A Teenage Code-Breaker at Bletchley Park
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I Was A Teenage Code-Breaker at Bletchley Park

Helen Andrews was one of the youngest workers at Bletchley Park in 1940. She has only recently started talking about her experiences

Online Hate Speech Could Be Contained Like A Computer Virus, Researchers Say
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Online Hate Speech Could Be Contained Like A Computer Virus, Researchers Say

Online hate speech could be tackled using the same "quarantine" approach deployed to combat malicious software, University of Cambridge researchers say.

The Most Copied StackOverflow Java Code Snippet Contains a Bug
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The Most Copied StackOverflow Java Code Snippet Contains a Bug

The most copied StackOverflow Java code snippet of all time is flawed, the snippet's author says.

Future Cyberwarriors Face Off in Simulated Cyberattack Competition
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Future Cyberwarriors Face Off in Simulated Cyberattack Competition

Over 100 teams and more than 500 students defend a simulated energy infrastructure from sophisticated cyberattacks at the U.S. Department of Energy's CyberForce...

These Researchers Are Trying to Build a Better Blockchain
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These Researchers Are Trying to Build a Better Blockchain

A growing number of academics turned entrepreneurs is trying to build new blockchains from the ground up to address the mismatch between the innovation's excitement...

Protecting Data, Recruiting Students to Cybersecurity
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Protecting Data, Recruiting Students to Cybersecurity

Cyber Defense Competitions are one of many events Doug Jacobson of Iowa State University uses to attract students to cybersecurity studies and careers.

Armoring Satellites to Survive and Operate Through Attacks
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Armoring Satellites to Survive and Operate Through Attacks

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have launched a seven-year mission campaign to develop the science, technology, and architecture needed to protect satellite...

Computer Science Professor Brings the Skills of a Detective to Combat Cyber Attacks
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Computer Science Professor Brings the Skills of a Detective to Combat Cyber Attacks

Yonghwi Kwon, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Virginia, has netted over $930,000 in grants in his first 11 months at UVA.

Security In a Heartbeat
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Security In a Heartbeat

Sandia National Laboratories is collaborating with Aquila Inc. to develop and test a biometric security system based on the human heartbeat.

Companies Walking a Fine Line Between Innovation and Cybersecurity
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Companies Walking a Fine Line Between Innovation and Cybersecurity

Company executives, business staff, and technology professionals have distinctly different views on where their organizations stand when it comes to cyber-readiness...

Computer Scientist David Gelernter Wants To Revolutionize Social Media
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Computer Scientist David Gelernter Wants To Revolutionize Social Media

David Gelernter, a computer science professor at Yale, is concerned with the amount of power Facebook holds thanks to the data handed over to the social media giant...

Coalition to Build Data Set for Deepfake Detection Challenge
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Coalition to Build Data Set for Deepfake Detection Challenge

Facebook, Microsoft, the Partnership on AI, and academics from leading universities are coming together to build a dataset for the Deepfake Detection Challenge....

U.S. BLS Ranks 22 High-Paying Tech Jobs
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U.S. BLS Ranks 22 High-Paying Tech Jobs

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ranked the wages of 22 occupations that rely heavily on computer science and data analysis.

Summer Camps Use Facial Recognition So Parents Can Watch From Home
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Summer Camps Use Facial Recognition So Parents Can Watch From Home

Summer camps are using facial recognition technology to allow parents to see what their children are up to while they are away from home.

Apple Confirms $1 Million Reward For Anyone Who Can Hack An iPhone
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Apple Confirms $1 Million Reward For Anyone Who Can Hack An iPhone

Apple will offer hackers up to $1 million for finding vulnerabilities in iPhones and Macs. That's the highest bug bounty on offer from any major tech company.
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