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  Researchers prove safety of quantum cryptology

Photo of article Scientists in Belgium and Spain have proved for the first time that new systems of quantum cryptology are much safer than current security systems. EU support for the research came from the Q—ESSENCE ('Quantum interfaces, sensors and communication based on entanglement') project, which received nearly EUR 5 million from 'Information and communication technologies' (ICT) Theme of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) and from the PERCENT (‘Percolating entanglement and quantum information resources through quantum networks’) project, which was awarded EUR 700 000 as part of a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant under FP7. The study was published in the journal Nature Communications.

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Published: 31 March 2011

  Rapid data recording and analysis combats cyber crime

Photo of article Widespread use of information technology (IT) has resulted in an increase in computer crime – from money laundering and fraud to terrorism and child pornography. Now that the Internet, electronic data processing and computers are part of our daily lives, criminals and terrorists have been quick to exploit the advantages of these new technologies. Fighting computer crime requires a different approach from the conventional forensic techniques of fingerprinting and DNA tracing. This has led to a rise in demand from law-enforcement agencies seeking highly reliable digital forensic tools to provide evidence that will trap the criminals involved. These tools must be capable of obtaining evidence quickly and be rigorous enough to stand up in a court of law.

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Published: 24 September 2007

  EU support for open source software

Photo of article An EU-funded consortium will address one of the perceived barriers for the adoption of open source software and prove once and for all that software which is free and publishes its source code, is capable of outperforming anything else on the market. ‘’ is an initiative made up of the three EU research projects: QUALOSS, FLOSSMETRICS and SQO-OSS, demonstrating a strong commitment between partners involved in different projects. The intention is that this initiative will facilitate access to information by disseminating news via a joint RSS feed. ‘’ will transform the cooperative way of working between these corresponding projects into hard evidence regarding software quality in an open source.

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Published: 29 June 2007

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