Security & Privacy


New York U and Google Researchers Expose Shady Business of Pay-Per-Install

A research team at New York University and Google are reporting this week on the "shady practices" of delivering unwanted advertising and software as part of the payload of legitimate programs.

Carnegie Mellon Win Attests to Benefits of Automated Security in DARPA Competition

A start-up that formed at Carnegie Mellon University has won $2 million in the first-ever all-machine hacking tournament.



Lessons from CT2016

This week's Campus Technology 2016 conference offered a wealth of ideas, conversations and commentary. Here are five takeaways.

NYU Researchers Find Cybersecurity Risks in 3D Printing

A new report from NYU researchers found that printing orientation and insertion of fine defects could affect the outcome of 3D printed products.

Assistance, Please! Smartphone Users Prefer Help with Privacy Settings

Sorting out privacy settings for apps on a smartphone is no job for a mere mortal. A research project at Carnegie Mellon University found that most people preferred the settings offered up by an automated "personalized privacy assistant" compared to the ones they could figure out for themselves.

MIT Researchers Create Secure, Fast Anonymity System

The new system, Riffle, uses several existing encryption techniques to provide anonymity for users.

Wayne State and Merit Partner to Host Cyber Hub

The Michigan Cyber Range provides certification courses in more than 20 cybersecurity disciplines.

Endicott College Tightens Security in Video Surveillance Expansion

A Boston college has just completed an update to its video surveillance layout, increasing its number of security cameras twentyfold.

Texas A&M Aims One-Two Punch for Cyber Security

The National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense issue several designations to colleges and universities that are doing work to prepare students for careers in cyber defense and perform research.

West Chester U Adds VoIP E-911 to Boost Police Response

A Pennsylvania university has gone public with its implementation of E-911 technology to expedite emergency calls on campus.

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