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Released: 31-Mar-2020 9:55 AM EDT
Some mobile phone apps may contain hidden behaviors that users never see
Ohio State University

A team of cybersecurity researchers has discovered that a large number of cell phone applications contain hardcoded secrets allowing others to access private data or block content provided by users. The study’s findings: that the apps on mobile phones might have hidden or harmful behaviors about which end users know little to nothing.

Newswise: Going online gets real as we inch towards full isolation
Released: 30-Mar-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Going online gets real as we inch towards full isolation
University of South Australia

From the couch choir to YouTube yoga, online communities are flourishing, as the restrictions on social gatherings to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, become tighter and tighter. UniSA Online course facilitator and communicative engagement researcher, Kim Burley says the speed at which people are adapting their social engagement from actual to virtual has been fast and fantastic.

Newswise: Argonne scientists lead push to strengthen cybersecurity in sports stadiums
Released: 24-Mar-2020 8:15 AM EDT
Argonne scientists lead push to strengthen cybersecurity in sports stadiums
Argonne National Laboratory

To combat the cyber threat in sports, Argonne scientists built an assessment tool for team and stadium owners to fix vulnerabilities.

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Released: 17-Mar-2020 5:05 PM EDT
Media consumption predicts how people think about computer hacking
Arizona State University (ASU)

A recent study from Arizona State University examined the impact of general media consumption on hacking behavior. People who consumed more media thought others were likely to engage in hacking. The punishments associated with hacking had no influence on how people thought about hacking.


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