New software identifies ransomware attacks before attackers can cause catastrophic damage, even if the ransomware has not been previously used.
Southern Methodist University From ACM TechNews | May 15, 2020
Organizations conducting research into Covid-19 may be targeted by computer hackers linked to the Chinese government, according to the FBI and the U.S. Department...The Guardian From ACM News | May 15, 2020
As companies navigate an increase in cyberattacks amid the coronavirus pandemic, they must contend with the security threats posed by their own employees.
Financial Times From ACM TechNews | May 15, 2020
Crowdsourced data, artificial intelligence, and cryptography are emerging as vital tools for controlling transmission of COVID-19 as countries look for exit strategies...Karen Emslie From ACM News | May 14, 2020
The University of Southern California Election Security Initiative is scrambling to virtually train campaign and election officials across the U.S. before the November...The Washington Post From ACM TechNews | May 13, 2020
Apple and Google said they would not allow the use of location tracking in apps using their new contact tracing system to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus...Reuters From ACM TechNews | May 12, 2020
Israeli Health Ministry official Reuven Eliahu said Israel has developed a "cyber defense shield" to provide real-time protection from attacks on that nation’s...The Jerusalem Post From ACM TechNews | May 11, 2020
Computer scientists have discovered a new privacy threat from electronic devices that allows cyber attackers to access and combine device identification with biometric...University of Liverpool From ACM TechNews | May 7, 2020
A survey found security practices such as not clicking on unknown links or emails were more widely adopted than countermeasures like ad blockers or credit report...University of Michigan News From ACM TechNews | May 4, 2020
Personal data from millions of customers ended up with Google, Facebook, and other trackers, making it easier for them to be tracked online and targeted with ads...The New York Times From ACM News | May 1, 2020
ReversingLabs researchers found more than 725 malicious packages in RubyGems, the official channel for distributing programs and code libraries for the Ruby programming...Ars Technica From ACM TechNews | April 30, 2020
Researchers have proposed a new technique for permanently altering survey datasets to shield consumers’ privacy, while retaining a reasonable degree of accuracy...Drexel Now From ACM TechNews | April 30, 2020
Researchers have found that giving smart assistant users the option to adjust settings for privacy or content delivery, or both, does not necessarily increase trust...Penn State News From ACM TechNews | April 29, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic's disruption to elections worldwide has rekindled interest in voting online, but experts warn it would be too vulnerable to breaches and cyberattacks...The Economist From ACM TechNews | April 29, 2020