Matthew Hudnall

In The News: Alabama Attorney General’s office warns of technical support service scams

Computer users, beware. Just because Alabama’s Attorney General and the Fair Trade Commission got a company accused of using phony tech support practices to stop doesn’t mean you’re safe. “What these people are doing, is they are trying to get you to believe that your computer is infected with a… Read more

Sources: Fox 6 (Birmingham)

In The News: CAPS keeps close watch on Ransomware Cybersecurity attack

The international ransomware cyberattack has created serious problems in over 150 countries because of the threat. The University of Alabama has been keeping a close watch to make sure its network is safe. Experts at The Center for Advanced Public Safety have been scanning all of their servers to make… Read more

Sources: CBS 42 (Birmingham)

In The News: UA cyber security researcher explains CloudFare data leak

A University of Alabama cyber security researcher says it could turn out to be one of the largest internet security incidents ever. Matthew Hudnall is talking about a mistake made by CloudFlare, a company he says protects sites like Uber and FitBit from cyber security threats. “It’s a very, very… Read more

Sources: NBC 13 (Birmingham), CBS 42 (Birmingham), ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Fox 6 (Birmingham)

In The News: Mobile mapping used to boost Northport retail development: CAPS researcher comments on mobile tracking

Birmingham-based r360 Consulting has entered into a three-year agreement with the City of Northport. According to the firm, Northport will pay r360 $25,000 per year to collect economic data and lure retailers to the city. The consulting firm plans to use “mobile mapping”, which is a popular tool in the… Read more

Sources: ABC 33/40

In The News: Overseas military will be able to cast vote online

Speaking of security and fraud risks, Matthew Hudnall, deputy director for the Center for Advanced Public Safety at The University of Alabama, says now is the time to take the risk. “It’s really about give-and-take, in that in order to trailblazer this new platform we really have to accept some… Read more

Sources: WSFA-NBC 12, WTVM-ABC, WBRC Fox 6

In The News: Fighting drunk driving with technology

According to the University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety, or CAPS, about a third of car crashes on Cinco de Mayo in the past five years involved alcohol. CAPS has created a mobile app to help users find a safe ride home. It’s called “Driver Sober or Get Pulled… Read more

Sources: WBMA ABC 33/40, WBRC Fox 6

In The News: As temperatures drop, deer collisions could rise

There’s a lot of traffic incidents throughout a normal day. In a year, that number can be mind-boggling. At the University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety (CAPS), those numbers are their game. They monitor every detail, from citations to collisions. One particular statistic that sees a sharp hike… Read more

Sources: WIAT CBS 42

Expanding Its Window: CAPS ventures into new areas that serve society

Creating innovative technology for law enforcement may be the claim to fame for the Center for Advanced Public Safety, but, as is the case for many in Alabama, a tornado outbreak in April 2011 prompted CAPS researchers to consider their role in preparing the community for future disasters. After the… Read more

Capstone Engineer – Spring 2014

With the completion of the North Engineering Research Center, The University of Alabama has completed about $300 million in engineering and science facilities. The four buildings surround the Shelby Engineering and Science Quad, and are helping transform the UA College of Engineering’s teaching and research along with recruitment of students… Read more

In The News: January storm brought increase in serious wrecks on rural roads

Predictably, wrecks on Alabama roadways increased during the winter storm that surprised the state two weeks ago, though most of the severe accidents occurred on rural routes free of congestion where road speeds remained faster, according to University of Alabama researchers. Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News