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Voltage Security Comments on Gmail Encryption, Microsoft Email Policy

Voltage Security Comments on Gmail Encryption, Microsoft Email Policy

Brendan Rizzo, technical director with Voltage Security, today commented on the news of Google’s Gmail encryption: “Google has always provided the option for encrypting the link to their webmail service, but this announcement has now completed the evolution from being an option only enabled by the security conscious, to one that will protect the end user [...]

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Future Electronics: Super-Efficient Hard Drives

Future Electronics: Super-Efficient Hard Drives

Researchers from ETH Zurich and the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI demonstrate how the magnetic structure can be altered quickly in novel materials. The effect could be used in efficient hard drives of the future.   Data on a hard drive is stored by flipping small magnetic domains. Researchers from the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI and [...]

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Magnet for Fast and Cheap Data Storage

Magnet for Fast and Cheap Data Storage

Professor Rasing, physicist at Radboud University Nijmegen, came up with a new synthetic material for optical data storage.   Optical data storage does not require expensive magnetic materials as synthetic alternatives work just as well. This is the finding of an international team from York, Berlin and Nijmegen, published Thursday February 27 in Applied Physics [...]

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New Record Set for Data-Transfer Speeds

New Record Set for Data-Transfer Speeds

Researchers at IBM have set a new record for data transmission over a multimode optical fiber, a type of cable that is typically used to connect nearby computers within a single building or on a campus. The achievement demonstrated that the standard, existing technology for sending data over short distances should be able to meet [...]

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Smarter Caching, Better Chip Performance

Smarter Caching, Better Chip Performance

Cleverer management of the local memory banks known as ‘caches’ could improve computer chips’ performance while reducing their energy consumption.   Computer chips keep getting faster because transistors keep getting smaller. But the chips themselves are as big as ever, so data moving around the chip, and between chips and main memory, has to travel [...]

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Voltage Security Comments on Data Breaches, EMV Payments Standard

Voltage Security Comments on Data Breaches, EMV Payments Standard

In light of additional retail breach news from Michaels Stores this weekend, Mark Bower, VP of Product Management at Voltage Security (www.voltage.com) issued the following commentary today regarding the EMV (Europay, MasterCard, Visa) payment standard: “EMV focuses on mitigating the 1990’s risk of card cloning and credit card transaction replay in brick-and-mortar transactions by adding [...]

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Potential Future Data Storage at Domain Boundaries

Potential Future Data Storage at Domain Boundaries

Storing more and more in an ever-smaller space — what sounds impossible is in fact just part of the daily routine in information technology, where for decades, increasing amounts of data have been successfully stored on media with ever higher densities. An international team, including researchers from Forschungszentrum Jülich, has now discovered a physical phenomenon [...]

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Voltage Security Expert Comments on Neiman, Target Breaches

Voltage Security Expert Comments on Neiman, Target Breaches

In light of the ongoing news of retail breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus, cybersecurity expert Mark Bower, VP at Voltage Security, issued the following comments.  Feel free to quote Mark, or let me know if you’d like to talk or have specific questions for him. “Yet again, the attackers have gained access to  sensitive [...]

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Climatological Software Developed for Massive Use

Climatological Software Developed for Massive Use

Understanding the weather behavior may not be as complicated as once thought, and would help to have more elements for decision making and prevention of natural disasters, as hurricanes or typhoons.   Researchers from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) make available for anyone the opportunity to know their community, state or country’s weather [...]

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Researchers Develop New Generation Visual Browser of Epigenome

Researchers Develop New Generation Visual Browser of Epigenome

ChroGPS is a software application that serves to facilitate the analysis and understanding of epigenetic data and to extract intelligible information, which can be downloaded free of charge in Bioconductor (www.bioconductor.org), a reference repository for biocomputational software. The scientists at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) describe the uses of the program in [...]

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