Hackers holding computer networks hostage has been a common practice for decades, but now the perpetrators are demanding money in exchange for stopping the attack. Here, Northeastern cybersecurity experts Engin Kirda and Guevara Noubir explain why ransomware is becoming more prevalent and what you can do to protect your information.
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“I had thought about being a doctor before this experience,” said Keeyon Olia, S’18, “but not as seriously and not with as much confidence.”
In honor of National Engineers Week, three members of Northeastern’s Society of Women Engineers share what inspired them to pursue degrees in the field and how they’re working to attract more young women to do the same.
Apple has objected to a federal judge’s order to help the FBI unlock an iPhone used by a gunman in the San Bernardino shootings. Here, law professor Andrea Matwyshyn examines how this case might play out as well as its potential impact on future federal investigations, the average iPhone user’s privacy, and the global market.
The car, which stands 18 inches tall and weighs approximately 25 pounds, is powered by a chemical reaction triggered by a combination of potassium iodine, sulfuric acid, starch, sodium, thiosulfate, and hydrogen peroxide.
Austin Gallagher, MS’10, founder and president of Beneath the Waves, a nonprofit dedicated to conducting conservation-based research, was selected as one of 2016’s top 30 scientists under 30 years old.
Philip Larese-Casanova, an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering who studies the chemical processes of water pollutants, examines the drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs James C. Bean has appointed David Luzzi vice provost for research innovation and development and vice president for the Northeastern University Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday delivered the final State of the Union address of his two-term presidency. To provide analysis of the president’s remarks, we turned to professor Nick Beauchamp, an expert on U.S. politics and political methodology who has developed a new method to visualize the language and themes of political speeches.
The seventh row of the periodic table is now complete after Monday’s announcement of four new chemical elements. Chemistry professor Michael Pollastri explains why this is an important milestone for science.
We asked Northeastern University professors across a variety of disciplines to put on their holiday fun caps and think about how their research might be used to improve Santa’s sleigh. Here’s what they came up with.
Valkyrie’s Head: Height: 6′ 2″ Weight: 125 Kg The head has three rotations and joints that each move independently Four powerful computers run the robot’s controllers and process sensor information […]