The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology initiated the third round of reviewing algorithms submitted to form the core of the first post-quantum cryptography...National Institute of Standards and Technology From ACM TechNews | July 28, 2020
Chinese security researchers from Tencent's Xuanwu Lab said they can corrupt the firmware of fast chargers to cause damage to the items they charge.
The BadPower...ZDNet From ACM TechNews | July 27, 2020
Despite Google's promise that its smartphone software does not track user locations, governments were surprised to learn location-setting must be active for the...The New York Times From ACM TechNews | July 27, 2020
FThe autonomous vehicle industry is refocusing on more-profitable opportunities after efforts to commercialize robotaxis failed to live up to the hype.
Financial Times From ACM TechNews | July 24, 2020
The researchers hope software engineers will be able to build on their work to create a real-time monitoring system for exposing foreign influence in American politics...Princeton School of Public and International Affairs From ACM News | July 23, 2020
Some government agencies that use the software said they were surprised Google may pick up the locations of certain app users. Others said they had unsuccessfully...The New York Times From ACM News | July 21, 2020
A growing number of researchers are focusing on being more proactive in predicting and preventing cyberattacks, rather than reactively fixing problems later.
Sandrine Ceurstemont Commissioned by CACM Staff From ACM News | July 21, 2020
A student at the U.K.'s University of Birmingham has been unmasked as fictional by state-of-the-art forensic analysis programs from Israel-based startup Cyabra....Reuters From ACM TechNews | July 20, 2020
A hacker this week accessed an "admin" tool on Twitter to commandeer prominent Twitter accounts to spread a cryptocurrency scam, according to a person with direct...TechCrunch From ACM TechNews | July 17, 2020
An international team of researchers has developed a Raspberry Pi-based device that eventually may be able to warn users when Amazon's Alexa and other voice assistants...Ars Technica From ACM TechNews | July 17, 2020
U.S. colleges are racing to contain the Covid-19 pandemic with technology including contact-tracing applications and facial recognition, prompting concerns about...The Washington Post From ACM TechNews | July 16, 2020
Computer scientists at Boston University have created an algorithm that prevents deepfakes by adding an imperceptible filter to videos and photos before they are...NextGov.com From ACM TechNews | July 13, 2020
Google corrected a security vulnerability in its Wear OS smartwatches that could have allowed attackers to crash applications, render the app or the watch unresponsive...Purdue University News From ACM TechNews | July 10, 2020
A cybersecurity advisory issued by the National Security Agency's Cybersecurity Directorate warns that virtual private networks may be vulnerable to cyberattacks...CBS News From ACM TechNews | July 9, 2020