To demonstrate the ability of the Constrained Cyber Communication device to block a cyberattack on the power grid, researchers constructed a 36-foot long mobile substation and connected it to INL’s full-scale Power Grid Test Bed. Credit: Chris Morgan, Idaho National Laboratory Researchers from Idaho National Laboratory and New Mexico-based Visgence […]

Researchers hacked a robotic vacuum cleaner to record speech and music remotely. A team of researchers demonstrated that popular robotic household vacuum cleaners can be remotely hacked to act as microphones. The researchers — including Nirupam Roy, an assistant professor in the University of Maryland’s Department of Computer Science — […]

An artistic impression sharing a secret using structured light. Credit: Wits University Wits Researchers have demonstrated a new quantum approach for sharing a secret amongst many parties, setting a new record for the highest dimensions and parties to date. Researchers at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, […]

A research team led by Princeton University has developed a technique for tracking online foreign misinformation campaigns in real-time, which could help mitigate outside interference in the 2020 American election. Credit: Egan Jimenez, Princeton University A research team led by Princeton University has developed a technique for tracking online foreign misinformation campaigns […]

An international study has used data from a major home Internet Protocol (IP) security camera provider to evaluate potential privacy risks for users. IP home security cameras are Internet-connected security cameras that can be installed in people’s homes and remotely monitored via the web. These cameras are growing in popularity […]

A sea of private information is only accessible through an unbreakable lock that can only be opened by two fingerprints. Credit: © 2019 Andrea Fratalocchi Chaos could help put cyberhackers out of business with a patterned silicon chip that will be uncrackable even in the future. Confidential data—including credit card […]

Researchers from University of Pennsylvania published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing that explains that the device people use to communicate can affect the extent to which they are willing to disclose intimate or personal information about themselves. The study forthcoming in the Journal of Marketing is titled “Full Disclosure: How Smartphones Enhance Consumer […]

Quantum computers that are exponentially faster than any of our current classical computers and are capable of code-breaking applications could be available in 12 to 15 years, posing major risks to the security of current communications systems, according to a new RAND Corporation report. The security risks posed by this […]

Sandia National Laboratories has begun multiyear missions to strengthen U.S. electrical utilities and to defend U.S. nuclear weapon systems from evolving technological threats. Credit: Randy Montoya, Sandia National Laboratories To deter attempts to disable U.S. electrical utilities and to defend U.S. nuclear weapon systems from evolving technological threats, Sandia National […]

MIT researchers’ millimeter-sized ID chip integrates a cryptographic processor, an antenna array that transmits data in the high terahertz range, and photovoltaic diodes for power. Credit: Courtesy of the researchers, edited by MIT News Tiny, battery-free ID chip can authenticate nearly any product to help protect the supply chain. To […]