Voice-Based User Authentication Is Not as Secure as We ThoughtIT Portal Pro looks into a study by UAB researchers that found both computers and humans are vulnerable to voice impersonation attacks.Protecting Your Social Media Accounts from HackingIs there anything you can do to protect your social media accounts from being hacked?New Research Shows Vulnerability in Mobile Phones' Applications Offering Voice Communication SecurityUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham researchers are explaining why there are concerns with the end-to-end security of an increasingly popular means of communication, and what users can do to defend against potential threats.Startup Co-Founded by Warner named on Inc's Best Industry Startups listMalcovery Security, a startup co-founded by UAB researcher and Center member Gary Warner, has been named on Inc.'s 2014 Best Industry Startup list.posted a while back 2175 viewsStudy Suggests Users Pay More Attention to Internet Safety than Previously AssumedInternet users face a barrage of information with each click, some of it designed to compromise security and privacy. Spammers hope, and security researchers have warned, that users cannot distinguish legitimate websites from dangerous ones and do not heed browser safety warnings.
UAB Takes Aim at Spammers, Phishers, and Purveyors of MalwareBirmingham, Alabama, is fast becoming a hotspot for digital crime fighting. Together, let's learn what they're doing right.Research Finds New Channels to Trigger Mobile MalwareResearchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) have uncovered new hard-to-detect methods that criminals may use to trigger mobile device malware that could eventually lead to targeted attacks launched by a large number of infected mobile devices in the same geographical area.UAB Cybersecurity Program's Success Leads to Spin off CompanyResearchers and lab students investigating computer viruses at the University of Alabama at Birmingham became so good at it, a company was spun off to take on clients and “phish” for malware within their systems and help combat cybercrime.Facebook Donates $250,000 to UAB Using Money Acquired from SpammersFacebook has donated $250,000 to the Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, in recognition of its efforts in tracking down the creators of the social media botnet Koobface and other spammers.On the Record: John Grimes, Intelligence Expert and Professor at UABJohn Grimes spent nearly three decades in uniform as an Army intelligence officer, including two combat tours in Afghanistan. Nine years ago, the Birmingham native returned to his alma mater, UAB, first as a volunteer then ultimately as a full-time assistant professor. On May 1, Grimes will begin using his intelligence expertise in a new role -- director of intelligence analytics for UAB's Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research, a newly created position.Expert at UAB Cyber-security Summit Says Cybercriminals Are Upgrading Their SchemesSchemes by cyber criminals are growing increasingly more sophisticated, moving far beyond the old phishing schemes that plant malware that steals personal information, a computer security expert said Thursday.Facebook to Expose Hackers Behind Koobface WormFacebook today will expose five men believed to be responsible for spreading the notorious Koobface worm (its name is an anagram of "Facebook") on the social network and other services.