Pindrop Security Raises $35M

February 18, 2015

Pindrop Security recently raised $35 million in venture capital as it gears up for global expansion, Atlanta Business Chronicle has learned. Pindrop technology was developed at the Georgia Tech Information Security Center. The company was founded by CEO Vijay Balasubramaniyan and is backed by serial cybersecurity entrepreneur and investor Paul Judge. Read More >

Computers Could Talk Themselves into Giving Up Secrets

October 30, 2014

Wenke Lee, the Georgia Tech professor who led the work, says the problems appear to be the result of incorporating speech recognition and other features into phones late in the development cycle. "These features were added after the OS had been implemented, so they don’t have the same kinds of security checks,” says Lee. Read More >

Hackers Could Build an iPhone Botnet — Thanks to Windows

August 1, 2014

"Many people believe large-scale infections of iOS devices aren’t possible." says Tielei Wang, one of three researchers who will present the research at the Black Hat security conference next week and at the Usenix security conference later this month. "iOS itself is very secure. But if you consider the whole ecosystem, you can see that PCs play an important role, and they’re very likely to be compromised. That leaves the iPhone in an insecure state too." Read More >