For Mobile Users, Positive Safety Messages More Effective Than Security Warnings
Ratings of the security risks associated with smartphone apps affect users' decisions whether to install those apps, but information about the safety of an app is more effective than information about its risks, according to researchers from Purdue University.
Florida Schools Get Online Security and Safety Assessment Tool
District administrators in Florida will soon have a new online resource to help them understand the nature of potential and real safety and security issues their schools face.
Carnegie Mellon Hosts Security Contest for Middle and High School Students
The second annual picoCTF competition dares students in grades 6-12 to "reverse engineer, break, hack, decrypt or do whatever it takes" to solve computer challenges.