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    Why Light Bulbs May Be the Next Hacker Target

    As <em>The New York Times</em> reports, renowned Weizmann cryptographer Prof. Adi Shamir and a team that included scientists at Canada's Dalhousie University found a way to hack ""smart"" lightbulbs, causing them to flicker. Their finding reveals dangerous weaknesses – including those that could allow attacks on our power grid – in the fast-growing Internet of Things.

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    Security through Science

    Along with other researchers focused on improving security, Prof. Yehiam Prior is working on a method for identifying trace explosives, and also striving to make computer communication more protected.&nbsp;

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    Turing Award to the Weizmann Institute's Shafi Goldwasser for Advances that Revolutionized the Science of Cryptography

    Weizmann's Prof. Shafi Goldwasser has received the Turing Award, the Nobel Prize of the computing world. The third Weizmann scientist and third woman to win the award, she also holds a post at MIT, where she collaborates with co-recipient Prof. Silvio Micali. Their transformative work is the ""gold standard"" for enabling online security.

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    Defending Against Chemical Acts of Terrorism

    Thanks to Weizmann research, a new and improved version of a detoxifying enzyme produced naturally by our livers may be able to protect us against otherwise deadly chemical attacks, such as Tokyo's subway sarin incident that left 13 people dead and thousands more injured.

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    Ingenious Lightbulb Hack Can Cause Seizures, Spy On 'Air-Gapped' Networks

    As the Internet of Things – products connected to the Internet – comes online, security fears seem to be coming true. Weizmann's Prof. Adi Shamir and a doctoral student have hacked into two leading brands of connected lightbulbs, showing that it's possible to both spy on people and flash the lights so as to trigger epileptic seizures. <em>Forbes</em> reports.

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    Scientists Reveal New Way to Hide Secret Messages

    Invisible ink, wax tablets, secret decoder rings – we like to hide messages in plain sight. Now Weizmann scientists have created a new way to pass secrets along. As <em>The Daily Mail</em> puts it, the team ""has used some rather nifty chemistry to come up with a way to use common chemicals such as cola as the encryption key to code and decode hidden messages.""

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    Rock Stars of Cryptography Debate the Apple-Versus-FBI Case

    As <em>Popular Science</em> reports, the hot topic at this year's RSA conference was whether Apple should give the FBI back-door access to a terrorist's phone. The Weizmann Institute's Prof. Adi Shamir, the ""S"" in RSA (RSA is also the algorithm that first enabled secure online communication) sided with the FBI – unlike many in the cryptography community.