Facebook stops Huawei from pre-installing apps on phones

Mika Lauhde, Huawei’s vice-president for cybersecurity and privacy attends a panel discussion at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, June 6, 2019. A senior executive for Chinese technology giant Huawei said Thursday that he hopes the company’s animosity with the United States will be resolved and warned that the U.S…. read more »

AI technology improves critical crack detection in nuclear reactors, bridges, buildings

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A tiny crack in a nuclear reactor, skyscraper, bridge or dam can cause catastrophic consequences. The Minneapolis bridge collapse, which killed 13 people in 2007, is just one example of what can happen when structural integrity is compromised. Unidentified or under-identified structural damage in nuclear reactors can be cataclysmic. Inspection of… read more »

A methodology for enabling forensic analysis using hypervisor vulnerabilities data

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Hardware/Server Virtualization is a foundational technology in a cloud computing environment and the hypervisor is the key software in that virtualized infrastructure. However, hypervisors are large pieces of software with several thousand lines of code and are therefore known to have vulnerabilities. Hence, a capability to perform forensic analysis to detect,… read more »

Report details how islamic state supporters use Telegram

Seamus Hughes (left), Bennett Clifford, Helen Powell and Nicholas Rasmussen discuss how Islamic State supporters use the encrypted messaging application Telegram. Credit: GW Program on Extremism Supporters of the Islamic State (IS) want to use social media to share propaganda and their extremist narrative, but they also want to coordinate operations without being detected by… read more »

Driverless vehicles may lead to traffic congestion in cities

Introducing self-driving taxis would also have far-reaching consequences for the city’s public transport. Credit: pxhere.com / CC0 1.0 A unique simulation for the city of Zurich shows that driverless taxis would not displace personal transport in cities as long as automated private vehicles are also available. Previous simulations assumed too high a demand for automated… read more »

4 in 10 dark net cybercriminals are selling targeted FTSE 100 or Fortune 500 hacking services

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Exposing the abundant availability and increased demand for tailored malware, network access and targeted hacking services, Dr. Mike McGuire presents his findings at the InfoSecurity Europe conference in Olympia, London on Thursday 6 June. Highlighting the growing risk posed to business enterprise by the dark net—the part of the internet which… read more »