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When you visit a new website, your computer probably submits a request to the domain name system (DNS) to translate the domain name (like arstechnica.com) to an IP address. Currently, most DNS queries are unencrypted, which raises privacy and security concerns. Google and Mozilla are trying to address these concerns by adding support in their browsers …

Pacemakers are devices that are implanted in the chest or abdomen to control life-threatening heartbeat abnormalities. Once they’re in place, doctors use radio signals to adjust the pacemakers so that additional major surgeries aren’t required. A study recently found that pacemakers from the four major manufacturers contain security weaknesses that make it possible for the …

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Image: mSeven Software If all your website, cloud service, application, investment, banking, credit cards, and other sensitive account information falls into the wrong hands, that’s a crisis situation. mSeven Software, which creates and maintains the mSecure password management application that’s popular with many MacOS and iOS users, is pursuing a bold strategy to protect such …

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Image: iStockphoto/Prykhodov Fingerprint-based authentication systems, commonly used in modern smartphones and tablets, could be less secure than originally thought, according to new research released Tuesday. Because these systems scan and store partial versions of fingerprints, those partial prints can be more easily matched, university researchers said. The findings, announced via press release, come out of …