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Read more about Hacking Smartphones Via Apps

UCR researchers have identified a weakness believed to exist in Android, Windows and iOS mobile operating systems that could be used to obtain personal information from unsuspecting users. The researchers hacked six popular apps between 82 percent and 92 percent of the time. The security risk results from so many developers creating apps, which end up running on the same shared operating system when they are downloaded to smartphones.

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Read more about Minds for the Times

Thomson Reuters, a leading source of information for businesses and professionals, has included five UCR researchers in its 2014 list of “some of the best and brightest minds of our times.” The company identified the researchers based on how often their work was cited by their peers. The UCR researchers were recognized in the fields of geosciences, plant and animal science, chemistry, engineering, and materials science.

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Washington Monthly Ranks UCR No. 2

For the second consecutive year UCR is second on measures of civic engagement, research and social mobility.

Policy Advisor

Karthick Ramakrishnan has been appointed to a four-year term on the California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs

Gooooal for Argentina

Argentina beats Brazil and Germany in World Cup tweets. Bosnia tweets surge 4,100%.

The Next Graphene?

Researchers look for the newest materials to improve performance of personal electronics.

Atheists and Humor

Sociologist Katja Guenther examines the use of humor to grow the New Atheist Movement.

Men's Soccer v. Pacific

Friday, August 29
7–9 p.m.
UC Riverside Soccer Stadium

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Online Course
UC Riverside Extension Center
Sept. 22–Oct. 24

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