The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is seeking comment on updated regulations meant to improve automotive passenger safety in autonomous vehicles...Associated Press From ACM TechNews | March 18, 2020
Information technology security experts assessing personal identification numbers codes for securing smartphones found six-digit PINs offer little more security...Ruhr-University Bochum (Germany) From ACM TechNews | March 13, 2020
Technology companies increasingly are backing proposed laws that would limit the use of facial recognition systems, in an effort to head off more restrictive bills...The Wall Street Journal From ACM TechNews | March 13, 2020
An unpublished U.S. State Department study estimated that about 2 million tweets promoted conspiracy theories about the coronavirus over the three-week period when...The Washington Post From ACM TechNews | March 10, 2020
Researchers found previously unknown vulnerabilities in encryption systems used by in-vehicle devices that communicate at close range with key fobs to unlock the...Wired From ACM TechNews | March 9, 2020
Researchers have developed an approach to protect Army systems from attack in ways that don't require massive amounts of manual intervention.
U.S. Army Research Laboratory From ACM TechNews | March 6, 2020
Researchers at Slovakian Internet security company ESET discovered that billions of devices are affected by a Wi-Fi vulnerability that allows nearby attackers to...Ars Technica From ACM TechNews | March 2, 2020
Mats Jarlstrom was fined $500 for criticizing the timing of traffic lights. He sued, won, and now his formula will help traffic engineers around the world.
Institute for Justice From ACM News | March 2, 2020
A multi-institutional collaboration has demonstrated a "surfing attack" that uses ultrasonic waves to hijack voice-recognition systems on cellphones, including...The Source (Washington University in St. Louis) From ACM TechNews | February 28, 2020