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Video Captchas are (kinda) easier to defeat than other types

The Stanford team that developed "deCaptcha" to bypass audio and text versions of NuCaptcha's anti-bot scheme has cracked the video prompts too. In detailed article, security expert Elie Bursztein explains how he and his colleagues defeat video Captchas with a…

New computer chip mimics human brain

Plasticity. That is the term used to describe a key element deemed responsible for allowing our brains to learn, change and adapt. Researchers at MIT believe they have taken a major step toward replicating this important behavior in the silicon…

Research reveals prisons at risk from cyber attacks

Federal authorities are concerned after research has revealed that U.S. prisons are vulnerable to computer hackers, who could even be able to remotely open cell doors to aid jailbreaks. In a statement to the Washington Times, spokesman Chris Burke said the…

Intel, IBM to invest $4.4 billion in chip manufacturing

Intel, IBM and several other major tech players will collectively invest $4.4 billion into two research and development projects in upstate New York. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the five-year investment plans yesterday.

Most ISPs deliver advertised speeds, FCC study claims

Most major U.S. Internet service providers deliver at least 82% of their advertised speeds, FCC Chairman, Julius Genachowski, revealed at Best Buy in Washington D.C. This is a major improvement over a similar study from just two years ago which…

Researchers develop tool to predict what gamers want

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new method that can predict the behavior of players in online role-playing games with an accuracy up to 80 percent. The tool could be used by the game industry to develop…

Researchers hack iOS passwords in under six minutes

German researchers at Fraunhofer SIT have managed to compromise and reveal passwords stored in a locked iPhone in under six minutes, without having to crack the phone's passcode. The 256-bit encryption to get the passwords stored in the devices' keychain…

Researcher uses Amazon cloud to crack Wi-Fi passwords

A security researcher from Germany named Thomas Roth has written a program that can crack the WPA encryption that protects many Wi-Fi networks in a few minutes. His software employs a "brute force" attack, where passwords are deciphered by successively…