A security flaw that lets people bypass Android phone security is discovered by University of Texas researchers. They find that trying to unlock the phone or tablet with an abnormally long password caused the lock screen to crash where the owners use instead of a lock pattern or PIN code. After crashing the lock screen, the researchers get full access to apps, settings and any data stored on the device. The flaw was limited to the most recent version of the mobile operating system, which 21% of users run. Google releases a patch, describing the issue as a “moderate” severity.
Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch and NIH use an aerosol vaccine that activates immune cells in the respiratory system of rhesus macaques and provides full protection against the virus. The vaccine can be used without any medical administration, so that developing countries can help themselves. Doctors say it’s not a breakthrough because a cure for monkeys does not necessarily have to be successful for humans as well. Virologist:
The initial several decades of attempts to develop a vaccine against the Ebola virus were unsuccessful. This is one of the few vaccines that works.
The University of Texas awards Bush with the first ever Latino Leadership Award. The chairwoman of the Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies:
In our diverse Latino Texas, there are very few individuals who have the résumé and record of excellence as Commissioner Bush. His life-long commitment to service as a teacher, veteran, UT alumnus and land commissioner makes him an exemplar of why transformative leadership is valued and necessary.
I am honored and humbled to be the first recipient of the University of Texas Latino Leadership Award. As Texas Land Commissioner and a graduate of the University of Texas, I am proud CMAS is facilitating historical understanding and creating a legacy of cultural respect that should make all Longhorn students proud.