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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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Georgia Tech Researchers Develop ‘Encore’ to Monitor Web Access

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Georgia Tech researchers have created a tool to monitor the accessibility of Web pages around the world that can be installed by adding a single line of code to a web page. The tool, Encore, runs when a user visits a website where the code is installed and then discreetly collects data from potentially censored sites.

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Georgia Tech Research Identifies Android Security Weaknesses Caused by Performance Design

Georgia Tech researchers have identified a weakness in one of Android’s security features. The research, titled Abusing Performance Optimization Weaknesses to Bypass ASLR, identifies an Android performance feature that weakens a software protection called Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR), leaving software components vulnerable to attacks that bypass the protection.

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Cybersecurity Center Earns DHS, NSA Designation

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Kansas State University's cybersecurity center is receiving national recognition for its dedication to software security and cyber defense.

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Columbia Engineering Team Finds Thousands of Secret Keys in Android Apps

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Columbia Engineering researchers have discovered a crucial security problem in Google Play, the official Android app store. The study is the first to make a large-scale measurement of the huge marketplace, using PlayDrone, a tool they developed to circumvent Google security to successfully download Google Play apps and recover their sources.

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Guarding Against “Carmageddon” Cyberattacks

The tightly integrated computing and networking systems required to turn the nation’s freeways in “smart transportation systems” are currently under development. The efforts of the Smart Roads Cyber-Physical Systems project to identify cyber attacks against these systems and to develop software to protect them is dramatized by the video scenario “Mitigating Carmageddon” featured at the SmartAmerica Expo in Washington DC.

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Passwords No More? UAB Researchers Develop Mechanisms That Enable Users to Log in Securely Without Passwords

An innovative solution for safeguarding personal information relies on your proximity instead of your memory.

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New Proactive Approach Unveiled to Detect Malicious Software in Networked Computers and Data

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Computer scientists at Virginia Tech have developed a unique anomaly protection security approach for the detection of malicious activities on networked computers. The work was performed using a National Science Foundation CAREER award and is being presented at an international conference in Tokyo, Japan.

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Computers And "Mosaic Theory" Could Clarify Search and Seizure; Surveillance Protocols Says New Study by UMDLaw Prof. Renee Hutchins

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