"Signal Jamming Defense Not up to the Task? These Researchers Have a Solution"

As growing and maturing data services demand faster Internet speeds and operating systems call for better security, hackers and adversaries continue to interfere. For some, this involves infiltrating home and office wireless networks to steal personal or business information. These attackers often use high-powered signal jamming devices, which are wireless portable devices that impede devices' communication with each other. These jammers also serve as a defense for users trying to avoid these attacks. With this dichotomy in mind, former Khoury doctoral student Hai Nguyen and his advisor Guevara Noubir, both of whom are members of Khoury College's Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute, have developed a novel approach that cancels these high-powered jammers in situations where traditional techniques fail. This failure may occur as a result of the traditional techniques being designed for benign interference, requiring mechanically moving parts that react slowly to jamming, or requiring additional radio frequency bands to achieve resilience. JaX is the name of the duo's technique that sidesteps these situations. This article continues to discuss the researchers' JaX solution.

Northeastern University reports "Signal Jamming Defense Not up to the Task? These Researchers Have a Solution"

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