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A.I. can write code, but should it?

Writing code can be a time-consuming and labor-intensive process, so it is not surprising that research is underway to automate the process using artificial intelligence (A.I.). But, while machine-based code can make things easier, it also opens the possibility of perpetuating bugs and other flaws that were never fixed in the original source code. As...

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Cappos describes the evolution of cyber attackers in Radio Spectrum interview

Anyone who might underestimate the skills and resources of today’s cyber attackers does so at their own risk. That was one of the takeaways from a recent appearance on IEEE Radio Spectrum by Dr. Justin Cappos, an associate professor of computer science and engineering at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. Describing malware as,  “something that...

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Political Ad Initiative Broadens its Focus, Changes its Name

For the past few years, NYU Tandon Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Dr. Damon McCoy and Ph.D. candidate Laura Edelson have been peering behind the curtain of social media to reveal the sources behind political ads and content, and to use data analysis to expose possible disinformation campaigns. Through the Online Political Advertising...

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As Bitcoin value soars, look for cryptocrime to follow suit

Fame has a price and so does fortune. As Bitcoin was reaching $1 trillion in value, the U.S. Department of Justice was indicting three North Korean military hackers for stealing and extorting more than $1.3 billion in money and cryptocurrency from financial institutions and companies. That indictment spurred a warning from the FBI and Department of Homeland...

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Zhu research paper quoted in article about risks to IIoT: “There is no control over upstream supply chain…”

A February 1, 2021 article in IoT World, pointed to a glaring flaw in efforts to secure the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT)—the secondary supply chains introduced by components manufactured apart from the main supply chain. As the article’s author Rich Castagna writes, “The purchaser of those devices is at the end of the supply...