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

    March 25, 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]

  2. Cheating on Exams With Smartwatches

    December 4, 2013

    A Belgian university recently banned all watches from exams due to the possibility of smartwatches being used to cheat. Similarly, some standardized tests in the U.S. like the GRE have banned all digital watches. These policies seems prudent, since today’s smartwatches could be used to smuggle in notes or even access websites during the test. Read more

  3. Iranian Internet Censorship System Profiled for First Time

    August 29, 2013

    Prof. J. Alex Halderman and two anonymous coauthors have published the first peer-reviewed technical study of Iran’s national censorship infrastructure, revealing much about the extent and nature of one of the largest and most sophisticated Internet censorship regimes in the world. [EECS website]

  4. New Grant: Reducing Computer Viruses in Health Networks

    August 20, 2013

    Prof. Kevin Fu and Research Prof. Michael Bailey will establish methods to scientifically study the extent of malware in hospital networks under the new five-year Trustworthy Health and Wellness project that has received $10 million from the National Science Foundation. [EECS website]

  5. Download ZMap and Scan the Entire Internet in Less Than 45 Minutes

    August 20, 2013

    Three U-M computer science researchers have released ZMap, a new open-source tool that can perform a scan of the entire public IPv4 address space on the Internet in less than 45 minutes – over 1000 times faster than with previous tools. [EECS website]

  6. SHOUT, a Censorship-Resistant Microblogging App for Android

    June 11, 2013

    Try out SHOUT and help test this new microblogging app for Android developed by Michigan students. SHOUT provides a way to communicate with others close by – without being dependent on the Internet. The students were advised by Professors Robert Dick, Z. Morley Mao, and Dan Wallach (Rice University). [SHOUT website]

  7. Researchers’ Work Recognized Amongst Notable Computing Books and Articles of 2012

    May 31, 2013

    Research conducted by Michigan computer scientists has been selected for ACM Computing Review’s Notable Computing Books and Articles of 2012. [EECS website]

  8. Security Risks Found in Sensors for Heart Devices, Consumer Electronics

    May 17, 2013

    An international team of researchers including Prof. Kevin Fu has demonstrated that the type of sensors that pick up the rhythm of a beating heart in implanted cardiac defibrillators and pacemakers are vulnerable to tampering. The researchers were able to forge an erratic heartbeat with radio frequency electromagnetic waves in controlled laboratory conditions. [EECS website]

  9. Kevin Fu Testifies on the Security of Smart Cards to Access Medicare and Medicaid Services

    November 29, 2012

    Professor Kevin Fu testified on Nov. 28 in the Energy and Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives on the cybersecurity of smart cards for combating fraud in health care. Students can learn about such technical, human, and regulatory issues by enrolling in Prof. Fu’s Winter 2013 course, EECS 598-008, the first course in Read more

  10. Computer Scientists Win Best Paper Award at 21st USENIX Security Symposium

    October 2, 2012

    U-M graduate students Zakir Durumeric and Eric Wustrow, Professor J. Alex Halderman, and UC San Diego postdoctoral researcher Nadia Heninger received the award for their paper, “Mining Your Ps and Qs: Detection of Widespread Weak Keys in Network Devices.” [EECS website]