Computer Science

It’s now tougher (and more expensive) to find big ideas

It’s now tougher (and more expensive) to find big ideas

Big ideas are getting harder and harder to find, and innovations have become increasingly massive and costly endeavors, according to new research. As a result,...
Why your antivirus software can’t stop ransomware

Why your antivirus software can’t stop ransomware

If your computer is infected with ransomware, your antivirus software probably won’t detect it until it’s too late. Hackers use the malware to encrypt your...
Equifax breach is a reminder of society’s larger cybersecurity problems

Equifax breach is a reminder of society’s larger cybersecurity problems

The Equifax data breach was yet another cybersecurity incident involving the theft of significant personal data from a large company. Moreover, it is another reminder...
Open ports leave a hole in smartphone security

Open ports leave a hole in smartphone security

Smartphone apps that use “open ports” to share and receive data are more vulnerable to security breaches than previously thought, mainly due to the...
To Improve Smartphone Privacy, Control Access to Third-Party Libraries

To improve smartphone privacy, control access to third-party libraries

Just 30 libraries account for more than half of sensitive data taps Smartphone apps that share users' locations, contacts and other sensitive information with third...
The ‘internet of things’ is sending us back to the Middle Ages

The ‘internet of things’ is sending us back to the Middle Ages

Internet-enabled devices are so common, and so vulnerable, that hackers recently broke into a casino through its fish tank. The tank had internet-connected sensors measuring...
Algorithm unlocks smartwatches that learn your every move

Algorithm unlocks smartwatches that learn your every move

Scientists at the University of Sussex have invented a new algorithm that enables smartwatches to detect and record your every move, without being told...
Artificial intelligence cyberattacks are coming

Artificial intelligence cyberattacks are coming, but what does that mean?

The next major cyberattack could involve artificial intelligence systems. It could even happen soon: At a recent cybersecurity conference, 62 industry professionals, out of the 100...
How quantum mechanics can change computing

How quantum mechanics can change computing?

In early July, Google announced that it will expand its commercially available cloud computing services to include quantum computing. A similar service has been available...
Artificial intelligence analyzes gravitational lenses 10 million times faster

Artificial intelligence analyzes gravitational lenses 10 million times faster

Researchers have for the first time shown that neural networks can accurately analyze the complex distortions in spacetime known as gravitational lenses 10 million...