‘Ballistic missile threat inbound’ text message made people verify and check what others were doing — ScienceDaily

When Hawaiian Island residents received a false alarm text message that said “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill,” in January 2018, the result was not panic, according to new research from the University of Georgia. A team of researchers analyzed the unprecedented event — a text that…

Engineers are addressing a vulnerability in hardware that some thieves have exploited to steal data — ScienceDaily

Researchers have developed an algorithm that safeguards hardware from attacks to steal data. In the attacks, hackers detect variations of power and electromagnetic radiation in electronic devices’ hardware and use that variation to steal encrypted information. Researchers with the University of Wyoming and the University of Cincinnati recently published their work in the Institute of…