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Reducing identity theft with verifiable credentials – Think Kent video

As part of the University of Kent Think Kent series – a collection of YouTube videos celebrating research with international impact at the University – Professor David Chadwick explores why identity theft is so easy to enact today over the Internet, and how … Continue reading

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School welcomes new lecturers

Drs Carlos Perez Delgado and Dominic Orchard have joined the University of Kent as a lecturers in the School of Computing. Carlos is a member of the Security Research Group and the Future Computing Research Group and has joined the School from Singapore University … Continue reading

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Selfies could replace security passwords – but only with an upgrade

Professor Ian McLoughlin, Head of School (Medway), on the changing ways in which we can use technology to identify ourselves. This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. The next time you do some online shopping or … Continue reading

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UK ‘spying law’ removes right to privacy says Kent expert

Dr Eerke Boiten warns Investigatory Powers bill will remove Internet Service Providers’ right to protect your privacy. Eerke Boiten, School of Computing and Director of the Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research, writes in The Conversation : ‘We should seriously debate the role … Continue reading

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Expert response to banks using fingerprint technology

An article published on the BBC news website reports that two banks are allowing their customers to access accounts on their smartphones using fingerprint recognition technology. The School of Computing’s Eerke Boiten responds to the use of this technology: ‘If users “must … Continue reading

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School welcomes new lecturers

Two lecturers joined the academic staff at the School of Computing in January. Dr Meng Wang has joined the University of Kent from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. Before that, he studied in the University of Oxford and … Continue reading

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Three funded security research projects for 2015

Dr Julio Hernandez-Castro has secured funding for three projects starting in 2015. The first, Improving cyber security using realistic synthetic face generation, has secured funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). This project will be looking at … Continue reading

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BT Chief Researcher joins School staff

The School of Computing has appointed a Chief Researcher at BT Research and Innovation to its staff. Dr Theo Dimitrakos will begin his two-year, part-time professorship in September 2013. Professor Frank Wang, Head of the School of Computing said: “I am delighted to … Continue reading

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