An artist’s impression of the research team’s innovative system of detectors along quantum circuits to monitor light particles. Credit: Kai Wang, ANU An international team of researchers led by ANU is helping to build a safe data superhighway for the highly anticipated quantum internet, which promises a new era of […]

In Germany this week, the legal limbo that defines cyberspace around the world was on full display. The country’s Federal Office for IT Safety (BSI for its German initials) had been tracking a cyber attack targeting some of the country’s parliamentarians since early December. It ultimately led to the public release of […]

Cybersecurity professionals work in software development, network testing, incident response and policy development. Shutterstock Cyber crime is a threat to every organisation that operates internet-connected devices. It’s highly profitable, highly disruptive, and hard to police due to the transnational nature of cyberspace. Incidences of cyber crime might include fraud, identity theft or […]

(Credit: melissaf84/Shutterstock) Humpback whales are crooners. During the breeding season, all the males typically sing the same tune, which changes over time. Now, researchers find the humpback whales’ song doesn’t just change, it gets gradually more complex each year. That is, until the progression abruptly ends and restarts with a new […]

The miniature OAM nano-electronic detector decodes twisted light. Credit: RMIT Uinversity Broadband fiber-optics carry information on pulses of light, at the speed of light, through optical fibers. But the way the light is encoded at one end and processed at the other affects data speeds. This world-first nanophotonic device, just […]

Apple has removed several security tools from the Mac app store after they were found to be collecting unnecessary personal data. Shutterstock It’s been a busy few weeks for cybersecurity researchers and reporters. There was the Facebook hack, the Google plus data breach, and allegations that the Chinese government implanted spying chips in hardware components. […]