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February 2012

Note to self: Encrypt data, memorize password


Court rules that prosecutors can't force people to decrypt data that could potentially be used against them. In a case that serves as a reminder to: a) use encryption, and b) memorize the encryption pass-phrase, an appeals court has ruled... Continue Reading →

WikiLeaks plans to release e-mails from security think tank.


Embattled document-sharing site says the trove of documents "reveal the inner workings" of Strategic Forecasting, which suffered a hack late last year. WikiLeaks announced today it would begin publishing on Monday more than 5 million confidential e-mails obtained from an... Continue Reading →

Facebook denies accessing users’ text messages


Social network says a Sunday Times report that it is using smartphone apps to access text message data is "completely wrong." Facebook is being accused of snooping on its users' text messages, but the social network says the accusations are... Continue Reading →

Industry on Cybersecurity Act of 2012: Not so fast


February 22, 2012 — CSO — While the government may be in a rush to get the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 enacted, many in the industry are saying: not so fast. Chief information security officers, industry analysts, and others question... Continue Reading →

Bio-inspired projects to improve cyber security


y KATIE NEAL ('03) Office of Communications and External Relations Michael Crouse (left) and Errin Fulp Computer science graduate student Michael Crouse (BS ’10, MS ’12) spends just as much time thinking about biology as he does technology these days. Crouse and... Continue Reading →

Genetics-Inspired Research Prevents Cyber Attacks


Wake Forest University computer science professor Errin Fulp and graduate student Michael Crouse work together to develop a new type of computer security code that mimics natural selection as it adapts to threats. (Credit: Ken Bennett, Wake Forest University photographer... Continue Reading →

Impulsive Kids Play More Video Games, and Kids Who Play More Video Games May Become More Impulsive


Impulsive children with attention problems tend to play more video games, while kids in general who spend lots of time video gaming may also develop impulsivity and attention difficulties, new research suggests. (Credit: © Deklofenak / Fotolia) ScienceDaily (Feb. 23,... Continue Reading →

In the Genes, but Which Ones? Studies That Linked Specific Genes to Intelligence Were Largely Wrong, Experts Say


For decades, scientists have understood that there is a genetic component to intelligence, but a new study has found both that most of the genes thought to be linked to the trait are probably not in fact related to it,... Continue Reading →

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