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Data security
Deleting your period tracker won't keep your health data private
Published July 11, 2022
Information security expert Anton Dahbura says 'anonymous mode' and other attempts to protect user health data may lure people into a false sense of security in the post-Roe world
Computer scientist identifies JavaScript vulnerability in thousands of websites
Published March 14, 2022
ProbeTheProto framework helps identify and alert websites vulnerable to a flaw that allows malicious actors to 'pollute' important web code
Russia-Ukraine conflict maxes out cyberattack risk assessment index
Published Feb 15, 2022
Cyber Attack Predictive Index predicts the potential for cyberattacks between nations; Tool finds "extremely high likelihood" of attack against Ukraine by Russia
New website predicts likelihood of cyberattacks between nations
Published Oct 14, 2020
Heat index scores likelihood of international cyberattacks based on five key indicators
Building a more secure smart home
Published June 12, 2020
Computer scientist Avi Rubin will work with a national team to develop more secure devices and recommendations for policymakers, companies, and consumers to better protect privacy
New outbreak model better predicts COVID-19 hotspots
Published April 27, 2020
Led by Anton Dahbura, a team of Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a customizable model for tracking and predicting infectious disease outbreaks
Intersession 2020
Poker class bet wins big
Published Jan 30, 2020
Nearly 250 students registered for the class, which had lectures focused on strategy, Machiavellian maneuvers, and how to calculate odds
Experts discuss range of cyber threats
Published Sept 20, 2017 Video
Equifax breach brings renewed attention to severe information security vulnerabilities
Warning signs
Published Summer 2017
To reduce construction site injuries, Hopkins team designs wired hard hats that send alerts when hazards like machinery get too close / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Hack job
Researchers bring down drones
Published June 8, 2016 Video
Grad students in security informatics program hack drones for capstone project, identify security weaknesses