Winter 2015

“I’m kind of expecting to see that they’ll be after our refrigerators once they go on the Internet.”
4/30/14, ABC2 News
Joseph Carrigan, a researcher in the Johns Hopkins Information Security Institute, warning that hackers are likely to target any networked devices—from PCs and baby monitors to kitchen appliances.


“It takes a long time to put on, and takes even longer to take off.”
10/27/14, NPR, PRI’s The World
Baltimore wedding dress and costume designer Jill Andrews, who volunteered her expertise at JHU’s Emergency Ebola Design Challenge, where she discussed the similarities between corsets and the hazmat gear worn by health care workers battling Ebola.


“We’re raising it just to kill it, like a farm animal.”
8/5/14, Wall Street Journal
Elise Laird, a high school student from San Antonio, Texas, describing the spaghetti and epoxy bridge she and her teammates built for the Whiting School’s annual Spaghetti Bridge Competition. The contest, the culminating event in the school’s summer Engineering Innovation high school STEM program, has students vying to see whose bridge can bear the most weight before it shatters.


“That’s the problem with keys. If you have them, sooner or later someone is going to ask you to use them.”
9/23/14, Slate
Matt Green, an associate research professor in the Department of Computer Science, weighing in on Apple’s new iOS 8 operating system for iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch devices, which employs new encryption that makes it impossible for Apple to unlock the devices—even if ordered to do so by a court.

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