When it comes to health data breaches, hospitals, doctors offices and even insurance companies are oftentimes the culprits.
Certain treatments, including radiation and some chemotherapeutic drugs, work by damaging the DNA of cancer cells, but they can also cause damage to DNA of normal cells, which can contribute to accelerated biological aging.
There is growing evidence that cancers can go backward or stop, and researchers are being forced to reassess their notions of what cancer is and how it develops.
Researchers detected nearly 1,000 phishing attempts hitting at least 131 universities in 16 countries over the last year. Cyber-criminals are targeting users with fraudulent web pages designed to look identical to the university’s official page.
The growing practice of compiling massive, anonymized datasets about people's movement patterns is a double-edged sword: While it can provide deep insights into human behavior for research, it could also put people's private data at risk.
Study suggests that humans switch off their automatic inclination to share in dealings with strangers. We humans, who learned long ago to instinctively be generous and fair to others, can quickly unlearn that cooperative behavior when encountering strangers if we know we won't benefit from our actions. our ingrained cooperative spirit is a remnant of our evolutionary past. When we lived in small groups, we knew every person in our social circle -- or someone who knew them -- and we never knew who we might need to help us. Over time, we automatized the decision to be kind out of self-interest.
Phishing works more frequently on those who understand what social engineering is than on those who live in blissful ignorance, or so a study of students at University of Maryland, Baltimore County suggests.
Students from 35 nations estimated their countries were, in sum, responsible for 1,156.4 per cent of human history.
It's been well understood that cyber-attacks can have numerous negative impacts. However, this is the first time there has been a detailed investigation into what these impacts are, how varied they can be, and how they can propagate over time. This base figure of 57 underlines how damaging cyber-incidents can be.
New approach establishes clear boundaries for where sharing should and should not happen, so that programs with sensitive information can keep that data reasonably secure.
10 dispiriting findings that reveal the darker and less impressive aspects of human nature. It is arguably by acknowledging and understanding our shortcomings that we can more successfully overcome them and so cultivate the better angels of our nature.
Cyber deception is a responsive technique that puts malicious hackers into a fake environment once the system detects a hack in progress.
The commercial availability of high-pixel-count digital cameras in recent years has opened up the possibility of cracking finger-vein authentication systems through the use of finger vein patterns extracted from photographs. Since biological information is lifetime invariant, care must be taken in its use.
A Nigerian email scammer gang has evolved to the point where it has corporate-style specialist departments and uses commercial business intelligence data brokers to help plan its attacks.
Study shows that terahertz data links, which may play a role in ultra-high-speed wireless data networks of the future, aren't as immune to eavesdropping as many researchers have assumed. It is possible for a clever eavesdropper to intercept a signal from a terahertz transmitter without the intrusion being detected at the receiver.
Publicizing firms' security levels not only leads to greater transparency, but it could also be used to strengthen their security over time. In addition, organizations with poor performance could face greater pressure from their customers and a loss of reputation.
Social media sites often present users with social exclusion information that may actually inhibit intelligent thought. The short-term effects of these posts create negative emotions in the users who read them, and may affect thought processes in ways that make users more susceptible to advertising messages.
When people engage in proactive help, they often don't have a clear understanding of recipients' problems and issues, thus they receive less gratitude for it. As for the person receiving the unrequested help, they begin to question their own competency and feel a threat to their workplace autonomy.
Google’s decision to bring DeepMind Health, the medical unit of the AI-powered company it acquired four years ago, closer to the mothership may leave 1.6 million NHS patients with “zero control” over where their personal data goes, experts say – while an independent body set up to oversee the protection of such data has been broken up.
IT security departments are undervaluing a range of business assets, from research and development to financial reports. In contrast, they are over-prioritizing less-sensitive data related to personally identifiable information (PII). When IT security departments undervalue these assets, they also underestimate the safeguards that should be put in place in order to protect the business assets, thereby increasing the security risk.