Tag: research

  • A little over 50 Euros are acceptable

    The 9-Euro Ticket was considered experimental in first place. And still deemed to become a huge success in Germany. At the price-point, the ticket was unbeatable and created lots of debates about the future of mobility in the country. First research showed accessible public transport can lay grounds for a modal shift in the population.…

  • CPU Flaws

    Remember Intel’s Spectre? Now Intel’s Core Ring-Interconnect can be exploited to extract encryption keys.

  • Schlangenöl

    Vollkommen überraschend ist Antivirensoftware Schlangenöl und können Schaden auf den Systemen anrichten, die sie schützen sollen. Quote: Da die Antivirenprogramme mit Root-Rechten laufen, konnten auch wichtige Systemdateien gelöscht werden. Aus dem Artikel.

  • Patientendatenreichtum

    Der Bayerische Rundfunk hat zusammen mit Propublika Million von Datensätzen von Patienten im Internet gefunden. Offenbar sind medizinische Untersuchungsberichte und Röntgenbilder, zusammen mit personenbezogenen Daten ungeschützt auf Servern auffindbar gewesen. Im wesentlichen geht es wohl um US Patienten, aber 13.000 Betroffene in Deutschland sind immer noch sportlich. Wenn Daten das neue Öl sind, dann ist…

  • Internet may be changing the brain

    We all knew it for a while. Scientists from Western Sydney University, Harvard University, Kings College, Oxford University and University of Manchester conducted research to prove it.

  • Behavioral advertising efficiency

    Researchers from U Minnesota, UC Irvine and CMU took a look into “behavioural based advertisement”, a segment that requires heavy tracking of users across websites through cookies. A report of their findings is here: Online Tracking and Publishers’ Revenues: An Empirical Analysis. Money quote: They found that despite the 40% “ad-tech” premium charged by behavioral…

  • notepad.exe

    Until recently, notepad.exe was considered safe in terms of security vulnerability, mostly for its lack of features and therefore lack of attack surface. Until Vulnerability researcher at Google, Tavis Ormandy, took a closer look and popped a shell from notepad.exe. Awesome.

  • Stealthy Microsoft Exchange backdoor discovered

    Researchers discover highly stealthy Microsoft Exchange backdoor

  • State of Internet of things security

    Forrester, well known for their predictions on the impact of technology, took a look at the state of Internet of Things Security. To no surprise they came to the conclusion the technology still has to come a long way.   Forrester’s take on the Internet of things isn’t that shocking–the industry has developed with little thought about…

  • Inaudible sounds to track you for ads.

    Following the recent debate about ad-technology and how annoying it is and advertisers insight, you may have though it could only get better from there. Turns out, it can be worse if these claims about tracking through inaudible sounds from ads hold true. Privacy advocates warn feds about surreptitious cross-device tracking. Quelle: Ars Technica Even…