1. There’s Really No Delete Button on the Internet

    September 9, 2014

    In this interview on Michigan Radio, Prof. Kevin Fu talks about Internet privacy and the fact that boundaries don’t really exist in the age of cloud computing. [Michigan Radio website]


  2. Research finds No Large Scale Heartbleed Exploit Attempts Before Vulnerability Disclosure

    September 9, 2014

    Did the NSA or anyone else take advantage of the Heartbleed bug prior to its public disclosure? This Threat Post story describes research by Prof. J. Alex Halderman and others which indicates that traffic data collected on several large networks shows no exploit attempts in the months leading up to the public disclosure. [Threat Post Read more


  3. Facets of Privacy Discussed at Inauguration Panel

    September 5, 2014

    At a symposium to mark the inauguration of President Mark S. Schlissel, leading privacy scholars from U-M and Carnegie Mellon University, including Prof. Kevin Fu, discussed the issues surrounding privacy, social media, and cloud computing. [Umich website]


  4. Shared Memory in Mobile Operating Systems Provides Ingress Point for Hackers

    August 25, 2014

    Computer science researchers have exposed a shared memory weakness believed to exist in Android, Windows, and iOS operating systems that could be used to obtain personal information from unsuspecting users. The research team has demonstrated how passwords, photos, and other personal information can be stolen while users use popular mainstream apps. [EECS website]


  5. Researchers Expose Security Flaws in Backscatter X-ray Scanners

    August 22, 2014

    A team of security researchers including Prof. J. Alex Halderman and graduate student Eric Wustrow have discovered several security vulnerabilities in the full-body backscatter X-ray scanners that were deployed to U.S. airports between 2009 and 2013. The researchers were able to slip knives, guns, and other contraband past the systems.   [EECS website]


  6. Researchers Demo Hack to Seize Control of Municipal Traffic Signal Systems

    August 21, 2014

    Computer science researchers working with Prof. J. Alex Halderman have demonstrated that a number of security flaws exist in commonly-deployed networked traffic signal systems that leave the systems vulnerable to attack or manipulation. They presented their findings at the 8th USENIX Workshop on Offensive Technologies. [EECS Website]


  7. Researchers Identify Security Risks in Estonia’s Online Voting System

    May 16, 2014

    Ahead of European Parliamentary elections on May 25, an international team of independent experts, including Prof. J. Alex Halderman and CSE graduate students Travis Finkenauer and Drew Springall, has identified major risks in the security of Estonia’s Internet voting system and recommended its immediate withdrawal. [EECS website]


  8. Heartbleed: Behind the Scenes at CSE

    May 7, 2014

    Computer science researchers at Michigan, including graduate student Zakir Durumeric, used their Internet scanning software to rapidly pinpoint vulnerable servers on the Internet, quantifying the scope of the Heartbleed bug and providing data on when and where servers were patched to repair the flaw. [EECS website]


  9. Startup Virta Labs Wins Ann Arbor SPARK Best of Boot Camp

    April 28, 2014

    Virta Laboratories, Inc., the startup co-founded in part by Prof. Kevin Fu and visiting scholar Denis Foo Kune, has been named Best of Boot Camp at the conclusion of Ann Arbor SPARK’s Entrepreneurial Boot Camp. Virta Labs delivers malware and anomaly detection on medical devices and process control systems by non-intrusively measuring the power consumption Read more


  10. Kevin Fu Selected for World Economic Forum Young Scientist Award

    March 26, 2014

    Prof. Kevin Fu has been recognized by the World Economic Forum with its Young Scientist Award for improving the security of embedded computer systems by uncovering their security flaws. [EECS website]