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Can We Ever Truly Master Password Security? Computer Scientist Weighs In

A Georgia State University computer scientist says having to remember dozens of account passwords makes password security tricky -- and some of the faults with password security fall upon the operators of websites.

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Drexel U. Cybersecurity Experts Available to Discuss Recent Cyberattacks on U.S. Financial Institutions

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UK Information Communication Technology (ICT) Professors Explore Deception in Social Media

The explosion of the Internet and social media has literally put the world at our fingertips, revolutionizing the way people connect and share information. However, for all the positives social media provides, it can also open the door to deception, potentially wreaking havoc on people's lives both personally and professionally.

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New Research Presents an Improved Method to Let Computers Know You Are Human

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UAB researchers are investigating game-based verification that may improve computer security and reduce user frustration compared to typical “type-what-you-see” CAPTCHA tools that use static images.

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S&T Support of Cyber Competitions Embraces Technology and Cybersecurity

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From February through April, the cyber equivalent of the NCAA’s March Madness played out – keystroke by keystroke – at 180 colleges around the nation. The regional champions gathered at the National Collegiate Cybersecurity Defense Competition (NCCDC) in San Antonio Texas. While only one team emerged with the winner’s trophy, everyone walked away with an increased appreciation and understanding of current cybersecurity needs and a preview of emerging technologies. This week, University of Central Florida, this year’s NCCDC winner, will tour the nation’s capital to learn how government agencies like the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) protect the nation from cyber threats.

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New Tool Makes Online Personal Data More Transparent

Roxana Geambasu and Augustin Chaintreau, assistant professors of computer science at Columbia Engineering, have developed XRay, a new tool that reveals which data in a web account, such as emails, searches, or viewed products, are being used to target which outputs, such as ads, recommended products, or prices. They are presenting the prototype, an open source system designed to make the online use of personal data more transparent, at USENIX Security on August 20.

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Florida State University Offers Faculty Expert on Cybersecurity Threats

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Shuyuan Mary Ho, an assistant professor at Florida State University’s School of Information, is available for media questions and analysis on cybersecurity threats, including the recent breach by Russian criminals who stole more than 1.2 billion Internet usernames and passwords.

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The SWAMP: A Key Resource in Improving Software Assurance Activities

The Software Assurance Market Place, or SWAMP, is an online, open-source, collaborative research environment that allows software developers and researchers to test their software for security weaknesses, improve tools by testing against a wide range of software packages, and interact and exchange best practices to improve software assurance tools and techniques.

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Is Your Data Safe? Why You Should Care More About Spam

Researchers are working to protect consumer data by using companies spam volume to evaluate its security vulnerability through the SpamRankings.net project.

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Madison-Based SWAMP, Secure Decisions Partner to Enhance Software Security

Secure Decisions, a leading provider of assessment tools to enhance software security, is partnering with the Software Assurance Marketplace (SWAMP) to build a powerful and publicly accessible resource to improve the software that drives everyday life.

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