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Thwarting Hacks by Thinking Like the Humans Behind Them

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
man at computer

If we understood the humans behind hacking incidents – and their intent – could we stop them? Research from Michigan State University reveals the importance of factoring in…

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How Vulnerable is Your Car to Cyber Attacks?

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Someone driving a smart car

The emergence of smart cars has opened the door to limitless possibilities for technology and innovation – but also to threats beyond the car itself. New research from…

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MSU, German Automaker to Work on Cybersecurity in Autonomous Vehicles

Monday, October 16, 2017
Barbara Czerny, left, an MSU grad and senior technical specialist at German auto parts maker ZF, and Brian Murray, ZF’s safety director, will collaborate with MSU engineering researcher Betty H.C. Cheng to improve cybersecurity safety for autonomous vehicles. Contributed photo

As the automotive industry adopts more autonomous features, the potential for cybersecurity threats in vehicles and between vehicles is on the rise. ZF, a German auto parts maker,…

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Can Mobile Phones be Secured with a Fingerprint?

Friday, May 12, 2017
Arun Ross

No two people are believed to have identical fingerprints, but researchers from New York University and Michigan State University have found that partial similarities between prints are common…

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Cyber Thieves Making Millions in Profits

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Thomas Holt

Cyber thieves who steal credit and debit card numbers are making millions of dollars in profits, fueling a global criminal enterprise marked by the high-profile data breaches of…

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Cybersecurity Safety

Friday, February 5, 2016

Professor Betty Cheng presents a brief update of her recent research as well as opportunities for collaboration in the area of autonomous vehicles and public infrastructure.

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1 in 4 Kids Sexually Harassed by Friends Online

Thursday, January 7, 2016

It’s not just strangers who target children online. Kids’ own friends are sexually harassing them over the Internet, finds new research led by a Michigan State University cybercrime…

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Online Safety Depends on ‘Users’ Themselves

Thursday, May 21, 2015

When it comes to keeping online information safe from hackers and other criminals, it’s up to the individual user to keep his or her data secure. Unfortunately, many…

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Poor Decision-Making Can Lead to Cybersecurity Breaches

Saturday, February 14, 2015
computers and wires

Recent high-profile security breaches, such as those at Target, Anthem Inc. and Sony Pictures, have attracted scrutiny to how the seemingly minor decisions of individuals can have major…

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Global Attack Needed to Catch Credit Card Thieves

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Thomas Holt

Stopping massive data breaches like the one that hit Target will require a more sophisticated, collaborative approach by law enforcement agencies around the world, a Michigan State University…

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