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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Professor Craig Kaplan’s 3D printed kippah part of new Museum of Modern Art exhibit

New York’s Museum of Modern Art in midtown Manhattan is exhibiting its first fashion-only show in more than seven decades, recounting the stories behind the garments and accessories that have formed the foundation of how we dress today.

Items: Is Fashion Modern? explores the past, present and future of 111 items that have made a lasting impact on history and society throughout the 20th century into modern times.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Waterloo takes top spots at 2017 ACM ICPC East Central North America Regional Programming Contest

University of Waterloo programmers cleaned up at the 2017 Association for Computing Machinery’s regional International Collegiate Programming Contest.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Wi-Fi security has a dangerous flaw that makes it susceptible to hacking

A security researcher at the University of Leuven in Belgium recently discovered a serious weakness in Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2), a protocol that secures almost all modern Wi-Fi networks, potentially exposing wireless Internet traffic to eavesdroppers and attackers.

The flaw is known as KRACK, short for Key Reinstallation AttaCK, and it could allow a hacker within range of your router, smartphone, computer or other wireless device to break encryption.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Cheriton School of Computer Science ranked 15th globally by U.S. News and World Report

The David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science has been ranked second in Canada and 15th globally in the latest U.S. News and World Report Best Global Universities assessment. The scores evaluate 1,250 universities across 74 countries and are the largest and most comprehensive assessment of research universities worldwide.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Corey Sinnamon and Professor John Brzozowski win best paper award at CIAA 2017

Corey Sinnamon and Professor John Brzozowski received the Sheng Yu Award for best paper at the 22nd International Conference on Implementation and Application of Automata (CIAA 2017) for their paper titled Complexity of proper prefix-convex regular languages.