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Good Vibrations: Smart Access to Homes and Cars Using Fingers

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“Good, good, good, good vibrations” goes the catchy Beach Boys song, a big hit in 1966 and beyond. Now Rutgers engineers have created VibWrite, a smart access system that senses finger vibrations to verify users. The low-cost security system could eventually be used to gain access to homes, apartment buildings, cars, appliances – anything with a solid surface.

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“Instant Replay” for Computer Systems Shows Cyber Attack Details

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Until now, assessing the extent and impact of network or computer system attacks has been largely a time-consuming manual process. A new software system being developed by cybersecurity researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology will largely automate that process, allowing investigators to quickly and accurately pinpoint how intruders entered the network, what data they took and which computer systems were compromised.

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“Combosquatting” Attack Hides in Plain Sight to Trick Computer Users

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To guard against unknowingly visiting malicious websites, computer users have been taught to double-check website URLs before they click on a link. But attackers are now taking advantage of that practice to trick users into visiting website domains that contain familiar trademarks — but with additional words that change the destination to an attack site.

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Where Law and Literature Collide

In the 15th episode of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law's Planet Lex podcast series, host Dean Daniel Rodriguez talks to bestselling author and lawyer Scott Turow about legal fiction, his career as a writer and lawyer and the nature of legal education. They also touch on Turow’s work to reform capital punishment and the legal complexities of being an author in the age of technology.

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National Conversation on Homeland Security Technology: Commercial Flood Insurance Roundtable

The DHS S&T's National Conversation on Homeland Security Technology is focused on gathering stakeholder insights to identify flood risk and insurance information, along with tools to build more resilient communities.

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Iowa State Engineers Help Black Sea Countries Fight Cybersecurity Threats

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Iowa State University cybersecurity researchers recently presented two days of demonstrations and case studies to help four Black Sea countries fight off cyberattacks. One of the countries -- Ukraine -- was hit by a 2015 cyberattack that cut power to 230,000.

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Bloated Browser Functionality Presents Unnecessary Security, Privacy Risks

New research by computer scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago have identified numerous browser functionalities rarely used or needed by websites, but which pose substantial security and privacy risks to web surfers. Blocking website access to unnecessary browser functionality would help reduce these risks

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Leading Cyber Security Expert Delivers Annual Queen’s and KPMG Lecture

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Queen’s Management School and the Chief Executives’ Club at Queen’s University Belfast recently hosted leading Cyber Security expert, Mr Ciaran Martin, Chief Executive of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

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Researchers Expose Secret Misuse of Personal Data by Mobile Apps, Create Solution to Help Consumers

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Computer science researchers at Baldwin Wallace University in Ohio have developed a novel solution to inform mobile device users about the hidden misuse of their personal data.

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October Facebook Tech Talk: Cybersecurity for Automobiles – Building in Security

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On October 24 from 12 to 12:30 p.m. EDT, join DHS S&T on our Facebook page for a Facebook Tech Talk focused on cybersecurity for automobiles.







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