jeudi 1 décembre 2016

What is Processing?

Processing is a flexible software sketchbook and a language for learning how to code within the context of the visual arts. Since 2001, Processing has promoted software literacy within the visual arts and visual literacy within technology. There are tens of thousands of students, artists, designers, researchers, and hobbyists who use Processing for learning and prototyping.
  • » Free to download and open source
  • » Interactive programs with 2D, 3D or PDF output
  • » OpenGL integration for accelerated 2D and 3D
  • » For GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows
  • » Over 100 libraries extend the core software
  • » Well documented, with many books available

lundi 6 juin 2016

Google Plans to Replace Smartphone Passwords With Trust Scores

New Scientist (05/31/16) Sally Adee 

Google wants to phase out password access to its Android mobile platform in favor of a trust score by 2017. The trust score would be based on a suite of identifiers, including the Wi-Fi network and Bluetooth devices connected to the phone, and biometrics such as typing speed, voice, and face. The phone's sensors will harvest this data continuously to keep a running count of how much it trusts that the person holding the phone is the registered user. A low score will be enough to open gaming apps, but a banking app will require a higher score. The technologies are part of a trend attempting to build more security and privacy into design, instead of making it the responsibility of the user. Authentication tasks can be arduous and time-consuming, leading many users to stick with common passwords such as "12345" or "password." Google hints it will be collaborating with major banks, but some institutions have begun to look into trust technology independently. University College London researcher Angela Sasse says one of the most interesting behavioral biometrics is keystroke recognition, and notes "behavioral biometrics have higher recognition rates and are more accurate than classic biological markers."