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  • Startup Cyber adAPT takes on threat detection

    Cyber adAPT, a startup springing from DARPA funded research, is shipping its first products that detect network compromises and gather data that can be used later for forensic analysis of breaches.

    Written by Tim Greene21 May 15 22:25
  • WPI's team gears up for final battle of the bots

    WORCESTER, Mass. -- In about a month, the robotics team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute will have to put their robot up against 24 other teams from around the world in the DARPA Robotics Challenge finals.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin05 May 15 21:17
  • Upgraded Atlas robot still no disaster superman

    The U.S. military has upgraded its humanoid rescue robot, but the improvements highlight how far the machine has to go in order be useful in disaster zones.

    Written by Tim Hornyak21 Jan. 15 22:21
  • Tesla recruits hackers to boost vehicle security

    Electric carmaker Tesla Motors wants security researchers to hack its vehicles. In coming months, the Silicon Valley based high-tech carmaker will hire up to 30 full-time hackers whose job will be to find and close vulnerabilities in the sophisticated firmware that controls its cars.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan27 Aug. 14 03:02
  • Seven ways DARPA is trying to kill the password

    A seemingly constant stream of data breaches and this week's news that Russian hackers have amassed a database of 1.2 billion Internet credentials has many people asking: Isn't it time we dumped the user name and password?

    Written by Martyn Williams11 Aug. 14 09:01
  • The Internet of Things brings far-reaching security threats

    Security pros routinely cite poor cyber hygiene as one of their top concerns. But if they're lying awake at night worried about lazy passwords and software updates going ignored, just think of the headaches that will come once thermostats, pacemakers and just about everything else comes online.

    Written by Kenneth Corbin08 Aug. 14 22:53
  • DARPA unveils hack-proof drone tech

    In a claim reminiscent of Oracle Corp.'s 'unbreakable' marketing campaign of several years ago, the U.S. military has built what it calls a hack proof drone.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan28 May 14 05:59
  • US funding for key IT research programs could be slashed

    While the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency may get more money in 2015 to study sensors and robots for use in warfare, the hot area of cognitive computing research could lose out.

    Written by Agam Shah05 March 14 21:39
  • Tip of the Hat: Google's Project Ara unmasked

    Since disclosing last fall that an internal research team is developing an open hardware platform for creating highly modular smartphones, Google has offered few details of the effort, dubbed Project Ara.

    Written by Mike Bucken27 Feb. 14 20:22
  • This smartphone will self-destruct in 5 seconds

    IBM is working on electronics for the US. military that will self-destruct on command to ensure that powerful devices holding critical data stay out of the hands of the enemy.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin07 Feb. 14 21:02