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Researchers Find Security Vulnerabilities in X-ray Scanners Used in U.S. airports

August 20, 2014

A team of computer scientists, including one from the Whiting School of Engineering, has discovered several security vulnerabilities in the full-body X-ray scanners used at U.S. airports between 2009 and 2013. The team members conducted the first independent security evaluation of the Rapiscan Secure 1000 full-body scanner, which was widely deployed at U.S. airport security […]

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Hack-Proof: Hopkins at the Forefront of Push to Make Computers Secure

August 11, 2014

Johns Hopkins and four other schools have won a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to establish the Center for Encrypted Functionalities, through which researchers will devise encryption methods to mask from outside observers the inner workings of computer programs. The technique is called obfuscation. The five-year project that starts immediately is a […]

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Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects and JHU Team Up For Tech Development

August 11, 2014

The Johns Hopkins University has entered into a partnership agreement with Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group, aimed at speeding up the development of new technology and moving the resulting products toward the marketplace more quickly. The agreement, approved recently by both parties, will enable ATAP to draw on the expertise of Johns Hopkins […]

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HopHacks Fall 2014

July 11, 2014

Registration is now open for HopHacks Fall 2014 – the 36-hour student-run hackathon which will take place from Friday September 5th through Sunday September 7th. In addition to the awesome prizes, swag and free meals throughout the hackathon, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with recruiters from our sponsors including Bloomberg, MissionData and more! We […]

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