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Science Sunday: Eavesdropping on Computers for Fun and Profit

Some researchers in Israel analyzed the noises a computer was making and used that to analyze exactly what the CPU was doing!  Acoustic cryptoanalysis is a thing now!  This is one of the coolest papers I’ve ever read.  The gist is as follows: As CPUs do differing work they require differing levels …


Customary Introductory Post

  Hello everyone!  I’m a shiny new writer for Teen Skepchick!  Unlike Grimalkin, I don’t have a shiny new post to accompany my shiny introduction, but will introduce myself anyway.   My name’s Beth and I’m a recently returned volunteer from Peace Corps Tanzania.  It’s very odd being back in …