Students working in the Department of Computer and Information Technology have discovered “Ring-Road,” a software bug which could make it easier for hackers to breach popular services like Google’s Gmail.
Darien Huss, a 2015 graduate of Purdue Polytechnic’s computer and information technology program, helped stop a worldwide cyberattack Friday (May 12).
The ransomware attack, dubbed “WannaCry” by security researchers, affected hundreds of thousands of Microsoft Windows-based computers in 150 countries by exploiting a flaw in the operating system.
Spam has advanced from being a recurring annoyance to a significant geopolitical concern, according to Marcus Rogers, professor and head of the Department of Computer and Information Technology and director of the Cyber Forensics Lab.
Computer viruses and malware are obsolete scams for the latest wave of increasingly aggressive computer criminals, says a top cyber forensics expert at Purdue University.
Marcus Rogers, director of Purdue's Cyber Forensics Lab, said past reports of cyber attacks - allegedly by foreign nations - have opened the floodgates for computer criminals to launch their own illegal efforts.
Marcus Rogers, professor of computer and information technology, has been providing background and advice for consumers who have been affected by the Target security breach announced earlier this week.
Director of the Purdue University Cyberforensics Lab within the College of Technology, Rogers talked with several media outlets, including: