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“Be aware of what you’re putting on your phone,” Matthew Green tells NPR

September 4, 2014

What fills up your iPhone’s photo album? Selfies? Snaps of gourmet meals gone by? Anything you’d rather not mention or moments not meant for the world to see? Then you better know about two factor authentication. That’s the advice JHU information security expert Matthew Green shared during an interview this week on NPR’s All Things […]

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Opening of Malone Hall Ushers in a New Era

September 2, 2014

The scientific activity inside Malone Hall, the latest physical addition to the Homewood campus, promises to be staggering in both scale and scope. Within the building’s gleaming walls, Johns Hopkins faculty and students will endeavor to: enhance understanding of how human genes cause disease, protect the Earth from an asteroid collision, safeguard and systematize sensitive […]

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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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