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Google and Apple yet to fix Wi-Fi hole in a billion devices

The KRACK vulnerability is bad news for Android and Apple now, but long-term consequences are in store for the internet of things

11 minutes ago from Newscientist

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VAuth tech feels your voice in your skin

While our voices are increasingly being used for biometric identification, they're not an infallible form of ID. People can impersonate us, for instance, or edited recordings of our ...

17 hours ago from Gizmag

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'Most or all' WiFi security hacked, potentially allowing any device to be broken into, US government warns

The problem is in WPA 2, the security protocol that is almost certainly guarding your house right now

Mon 16 Oct 17 from The Independent

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Preservation for the (digital) ages

When Deborah Beck was preparing her book, Speech Presentation in Homeric Epic, her publisher suggested she make the database she had started in 2008a searchable catalogue of features from every ...

20 hours ago from Phys.org

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Assessment shows metagenomics software has much room for improvement

A recent critical assessment of software tools represents a key step toward taming the "Wild West" nature of the burgeoning field of metagenomics, said an Oregon State University mathematical ...

20 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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New techniques boost performance of non-volatile memory systems

Computer engineering researchers at North Carolina State University have developed new software and hardware designs that should limit programming errors and improve system performance in devices ...

24 hours ago from TechXplore

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Creator of cURL Awarded Prestigious Swedish Prize

Daniel Stenberg, himself a Swede, is the recipient of this year's Polhems Prize, consisting of a gold medal and 250,000 SEK (about $31,000 USD), for his creation of cURL, an open source ...

10 minutes ago from iProgrammer

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The encryption many major companies rely on has a serious flaw

Researchers at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic uncovered a major security vulnerability in RSA keys generated by Infineon Technologies-produced chips. These chips are used ...

Mon 16 Oct 17 from Engadget

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Google's refined Security Checkup identifies account vulnerabilities

While Google might soon switch VIPs over to advanced protection in the form of physical keys, the rest of us are fine with typical security practices -- so long as we follow them. To ...

Mon 16 Oct 17 from Engadget

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Study finds auto-fix tool gets more programmers to upgrade code

Failure to make necessary upgrades to software code can have dire consequences, such as the major data breach at Equifax. A recent study finds that auto-fix tools are effective ways to get programmers ...

Mon 16 Oct 17 from Phys.org

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