Computer Science

‘Zoombombers’ want to troll your online meetings. Here’s how to stop them

Zoombombing” in case you haven’t heard, is the unsavoury practice of posting distressing comments, pictures or videos after gatecrashing virtual meetings hosted by the...

Some smartphone apps may contain hidden behaviors that users never see

A team of cybersecurity researchers has found that some apps have hidden "backdoor" secrets that could make them vulnerable to hacking. Researchers have discovered that...

Researchers develop faster way to replace bad data in online social networks

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the Army Research Office have demonstrated a new model of how competing pieces of information spread in...

New way to design lightweight glass for efficient cars and wind turbines

A new machine-learning algorithm for exploring lightweight, very stiff glass compositions can help design next-gen materials for more efficient vehicles and wind turbines. Glasses can...

Can gold hold up as electronics shrink to nanoscale?

Deep inside computer chips, tiny wires made of gold and other conductive metals carry the electricity used to process data. But as these interconnected circuits...

Researchers expose vulnerabilities of password managers

Some commercial password managers may be vulnerable to cyber-attack by fake apps, new research suggests. Security experts recommend using a complex, random and unique password...

Intel processors are still vulnerable to attack

Computer scientists at KU Leuven have once again exposed a security flaw in Intel processors. Jo Van Bulck, Frank Piessens, and their colleagues in Austria,...

Scientists find new way to extend Moore’s Law

A small step for atoms, a giant leap for microelectronics. Step by step, scientists are figuring out new ways to extend Moore's Law. The latest reveals...

New technique could protect web browser from buggy third-party libraries

Researchers from the University of California San Diego, University of Texas at Austin, Stanford University and Mozilla have developed a new framework to improve...

Data centers aren’t the energy hogs we thought

Although demand for data has increased rapidly, massive efficiency gains by data centers have kept their energy use roughly flat over the past decade,...

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