1. Security Concerns Raised Regarding Clinton Offices Use of Private Email

    March 3, 2015

    Prof. J. Alex Halderman is quoted regarding security concerns in this Al Jazeera America article on Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email service while in office as Secretary of State. Prof. Halderman has previously demonstrated vulnerabilities in the security of a number of trusted systems, including airport body scanners and electronic voting systems. [Aljazeera Read more

  2. Researchers Map Extent of FREAK Security Flaw

    March 3, 2015

    Prof. J. Alex Halderman and CSE graduate student Zakir Durumeric have used their ZMap scanning software to determine that of the 14 million web sites worldwide that offer encryption, more than 5 million remain vulnerable to the FREAK encryption flaw as of March 4. The U-M researchers are part of a broad effort that has Read more

  3. J. Alex Halderman Selected for Sloan Research Fellowship

    February 23, 2015

    Professor J. Alex Halderman has been selected for a Sloan Research Fellowship for his work in the science of computer and network security with an emphasis on problems that broadly impact society and public policy. [EECS website]

  4. Can Hackers Get Into Your Pacemaker?

    November 20, 2014

    Prof. Kevin Fu is quoted in this article in The Atlantic, which summarizes a number of factors that contribute toward vulnerabilities in medical devices like insulin pumps, defibrillators, fetal monitors, and scanners. [The Atlantic website]

  5. Computer Science Researchers Aim to Securely Encrypt Every Website

    November 18, 2014

    Computer science researchers, including Prof. J. Alex Halderman and CSE graduate student James Kasten have announced Let’s Encrypt, a free, automated, and open certificate authority that is intended to bring secure encryption to the entire web. Let’s Encrypt was developed with the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Mozilla and will debut in summer 2015. [EECS website]

  6. Computer Scientists Win Best Paper Award at ACM IMC for Analysis of the Impact of the Recent Heartbleed Vulnerability

    November 12, 2014

    A team of computer scientists, including Prof. J. Alex Halderman, CSE graduate student and lead co-author Zakir Durumeric, and CSE graduate students James Kasten and David Adrian, has won a Best Paper Award at the 2014 ACM Internet Measurement Conference for their comprehensive, measurement-based analysis of the impact of the recent Heartbleed vulnerability, and the Read more

  7. Estonia has online voting. Should the United States?

    November 4, 2014

    Vox takes a look at voting in Estonia, a country that is an early adopter of online voting. The article notes that the convenience of the system is outweighed by the security risks inherent in such systems and references the work done by Prof. J. Alex Halderman in exposing weaknesses in the Estonian system and Read more

  8. Hackers Could Decide Who Controls Congress Thanks to Alaskas Terrible Internet Ballots

    November 3, 2014

    In today’s elections, Alaska will use its first-in-the-nation Internet voting system in today’s mid-term elections — a move that top security experts, including Prof. J. Alex Halderman, consider a security nightmare that could put control of the US Congress in the hands of hackers. More in this article at The Intercept. [First Look website]

  9. Rise of e-voting is inevitable, as is risk of hacking

    October 26, 2014

    As elections approach in both Canada and the US, more municipalities are considering the use of Internet voting or electronic voting machines. This article in the Globe and Mail describes some of the risks associated with this trend and references the work that was done during the last national election cycle when Prof. J. Alex Read more

  10. New Jersey e-vote experiment after Sandy declared a disaster

    October 26, 2014

    This article in Aljazeera America details research into the security of electronic voting that was taken up in New Jersey following Hurricane Sandy. Prof. J. Alex Halderman is quoted in long form in the article. [Aljazeera America website]