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No more messing around with passwords

2 October 2018 - 1:26pm -- seltime-editor

Who doesn’t have web accounts and faces a daily challenge of having to save and remember a plethora of usernames and passwords? An international team of researchers has unveiled a new secure authentication platform for mobile devices that links all of a user’s online accounts to their identity, leaving their management to be handled by their cell phone.

Putting underused smart devices to work

17 September 2018 - 9:52am -- seltime-editor

There are currently millions of heavily underutilized devices in the World. The storage, networking, sensing and computational power of laptops, smartphones, routers or base stations grows with each new version and product release. Why not put all those extra gigabytes of memory and those powerful processing units to work collaboratively and expand the services available to all of us? 

Blockchain, unraveling the technology

20 August 2018 - 10:30am -- seltime-editor

Blockchain is an emerging technology first used for digital currency transactions in Bitcoin. Thanks to emerging blockchain platforms, it is now recognized as a more general-purpose technology - a kind of distributed database and computational platform with great potential as it can be used across many industries.

Thousands of mobile apps for children might be violating their privacy

24 April 2018 - 9:48am -- op-net-admin

Thousands of the most popular apps and games available, mostly free of charge, in the Google Play Store, make potentially illegal tracking of children's use habits, according to a large-scale international study co-authored by Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, a researcher at the IMDEA Networks Institute in Madrid and ICSI, the International Computer Science Institute at the University of California, Berkeley (USA).

 

Secure payment on Internet?

23 March 2015 - 9:15am -- margarita_albendea

Now that it has become a common feature on the news to hear about cyber-attacks on an international scale, cybersecurity is seen as a first priority by Internet users. There can be no doubt that the web has become a battleground without borders on which to defend political, financial and ideological interests. We are all affected by this struggle, since it is almost impossible to avoid operating through Internet, but, at what price?  

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