A new self-erasing chip could help stop counterfeit electronics. It can store a secret message or authentication code for days before it disappears.
Sept. 28, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: electronics materials-science security science-and-technology
Paper ballots and updated voter machine standards are among the best ways to protect democracy and the security of the election, experts say.
Sept. 11, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: united-states security society-and-culture elections voting
People tend to think other people are more vulnerable to phishing scams online. But that actually makes you less safe, researchers say.
May 6, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: internet privacy security society-and-culture crimes
A new algorithm could speed up detection of weapons-grade nuclear material at national borders to protect against nuclear terrorism, researchers report.
May 4, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: security radiation nuclear-weapons algorithms science-and-technology terrorism
Sharing photos and information as part of a game or challenge can threaten your social media security, an expert warns.
April 30, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: social-media artificial-intelligence internet privacy security hackers featured society-and-culture
Surfing attacks use ultrasonic waves to control your phone from afar. They could let hackers make calls or read texts, all without you knowing.
Feb. 28, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: privacy security hackers mobile-devices featured science-and-technology voice-technology ultrasound
A new app called IoT Assistant can tell you when your data's being collected in public places. Try it out on your own phone.
Feb. 25, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: internet-of-things privacy security featured science-and-technology laws
Hackers have a range of motives for the cyberattacks they pull off. Understanding more about those motives could help stop web defacements.
Feb. 7, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: internet privacy security hackers science-and-technology crimes
Putting edible tags made of proteins on pills could help fight back against counterfeit drugs, which claim thousands of lives each year.
Jan. 21, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: security proteins featured health-and-medicine medications led crimes
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