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Posted Monday, Nov 20, 2017 by Jeff Safire

Scientists in the Large Hadron Collider’s LHCb collaboration recently announced spotting a new arrangement of three quarks, called the Ξcc++ or the “doubly charged, doubly charmed xi particle.” It had an up quark and two heavy charm quarks. But “most of these particles” with three quarks “containing two heavy quarks, charm or beauty, have…


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Posted Friday, Nov 17, 2017 by Jeff Safire

If you use a bunch of Firefox extensions, be forewarned – nearly all legacy extensions are not compatible as of this posting. Some of the most popular ones have been updated already, but those amount to only a few.     – Jeff


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Posted Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 by Jeff Safire

Researchers claim Microsoft Word vulnerability, patched today, has existed for 17 years By Kelly Sheridan, DarkReading.com November 14, 2017 Microsoft today rolled out 53 security patches for the month of November as part of its regular Patch Tuesday update. One of the fixes addresses CVE-2017-11882, a flaw that has existed, unnoticed, in Microsoft Word…


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Posted Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017 by Jeff Safire

As we’ve discussed in the past, cryptography relies on the ability to generate random numbers that are both unpredictable and kept secret from any adversary. But “random” is a pretty tricky term; it’s used in many different fields to mean slightly different things. And like all of those fields, its use in cryptography is…


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Posted Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017 by Jeff Safire

Medical devices are no longer a stand-alone component in the healthcare ecosystem. More and more devices are network-connected, which often involves interaction through websites and the transmission of sensitive data through wireless components. Network-connected medical devices promise an entirely new level of value for patients and doctors, but they also introduce new cybersecurity vulnerabilities…


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