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October 2021


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Technical Perspective: The Real-World Dilemma of Security and Privacy by Design

Technical Perspective: The Real-World Dilemma of Security and Privacy by Design

"Securing the Wireless Emergency Alerts System," by Jihoon Lee et al., investigates real-world attacks on the current implementation of Wireless Emergency Alerts.


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Technical Perspective: Liquid Testing Using Built-in Phone Sensors

Technical Perspective: Liquid Testing Using Built-in Phone Sensors

"Liquid Testing with Your Smartphone," by Shichao Yue and Dina Katabi, proposes a novel technique for determining the surface tension of a liquid by leveraging the optical absorption of waves propagating on the fluid surface.


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Liquid Testing with Your Smartphone

Liquid Testing with Your Smartphone

We show a simple and accurate approach to measuring surface tension that's available to anyone with a smartphone.


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Securing the Wireless Emergency Alerts System

Securing the Wireless Emergency Alerts System

We investigate the Wireless Emergency Alert system and develop and demonstrate the first practical spoofing attack on Presidential Alerts, using commercially available hardware and modified open source software.