We notice a voice much faster when it is considered threatening than when it is perceived as normal or happy. Our attention is more focused on threatening voices to enable us to clearly recognize the location of the potential threat.
Unfortunately, many companies lack a formal system hardening program because they have neither an accurate IT asset inventory nor the resources to holistically maintain or even begin a program. An ideal system hardening program can successfully track, inventory and manage the various platforms and assets deployed within an IT environment throughout their life cycles. Without this information, it is nearly impossible to fully secure configurations and verify that they are hardened.
As individuals, we can control our behaviors and our use of new technologies, even dropping out of sight of surveillance capitalists. But at what price?
New research has revealed that poor staff cybersecurity behaviors within organizations are getting worse, despite a greater focus on security awareness in the workplace.
Advances in machine learning are rapidly starting to alter digital reality.
Research analysis by faculty in Indiana University's Kelley School of Business and two other schools found that a moderate level of piracy can have a positive impact on the bottom line for both the manufacturer and the retailer -- and not at the expense of consumers. Such a win-win-win situation is not only good for the supply chain but is also beneficial for the overall economy. They suggest that businesses, government and consumers rethink the value of anti-piracy enforcement, which can be quite costly, and consider taking a moderate approach.
In 40% of the phishing emails examined, the subject line was related to PayPal and read, “Your account will be locked.” Another 10% of phishing emails targeted FedEx and read “Info,” while the third-most popular headline, “August Azure Newsletter,” appeared in 8% of the phishing emails and targeted Microsoft.
Social status determined how individual macaques responded to a key stress hormone, glucocorticoid.
Public health protection and cost savings are often used as reasons to restrict migrants' access to health care, or to deny them entry. Yet, as the new UCL-Lancet Commission on Migration and Health lays out with new international data and analysis, the most common myths about migration and health are not supported by the available evidence and ignore the important contribution of migration to global economies.
One of the largest contributors to plastic waste? Cigarette butts.
A team of researchers is helping law enforcement crack down on email scammers, thanks to a new visual analytics tool that dramatically speeds up forensic email investigations and highlights critical links within email data. Email scams are among the most prevalent, insidious forms of cybercrime.
The Pentagon is testing technology that will let a smartphone identify you by the way you walk, as well as how you hold the device and swipe across the screen.
Facebook has been accused of abusing a security feature in order to weaken user privacy, after the social network was found using phone numbers initially handed over for account safety for other purposes.
The potentially fatal effects of blows to the chest are believed to be the result of rapid strains that adversely interfere with the transmission of electrical impulses thereby causing disruption of the heartbeat. The same interactions are thought to underlie the rescue of patients in cardiac arrest by an appropriately timed thump to the chest.
While it's unknown how long CPUs without AES support will be around, there will likely always be a "low end". it's immensely valuable to provide a software-optimized cipher that doesn't depend on hardware support. Lack of hardware support should not be an excuse for no encryption.
Repeated exposure to the acute effects of exercise may contribute to the fight against cancer. Exercise may play a role in inhibiting the growth of colon cancer cells. After an acute bout of HIIT there were specific increases in inflammation immediately after exercise, which are hypothesised to be involved in reducing the number of cancer cells.
Some of the recordings are being made without prisoners’ consent—for example, as a condition of being able to make calls to their family. They’re also being kept once those people have left prison. And some prisons are recording those on the other end of the calls, meaning those people having voice prints created for them although they have never even been accused of a crime.
The FBI was able to compare forensic samples with the DNA of any of about 2 million customers of the service, normally used by genealogists to locate and contact relatives.
Attackers can compromise an unattended machine in a matter of seconds through devices such as chargers and docking stations. Potential attacks could take complete control of the target computer. In addition to plug-in devices like network and graphics cards, attacks can also be carried out by seemingly innocuous peripherals like chargers and projectors that correctly charge or project video but simultaneously compromise the host machine. Computer peripherals such as network cards and graphics processing units have direct memory access (DMA), which allows them to bypass operating system security policies. DMA attacks abusing this access have been widely employed to take control of and extract sensitive data from target machines.
Young men who, on the “Conformity to Masculine Norms” scale, more strongly endorsed the masculine ideal of “success and winning” (they agreed with statements like “In general, I will do anything to win”), tended to score higher on psychological wellbeing six months later.