1. Computer Scientists Named Runners Up for PET Award

    August 29, 2012

    A team of computer science security researchers including Professor J. Alex Halderman and PhD students Eric Wustrow and Scott Wolchok have been recognized as a runner-up for the annual Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PET) award. [EECS website]

  2. Cell Network Security Holes Revealed, with an App to Test Your Carrier

    May 29, 2012

    Prof. Z. Morley Mao and graduate student Zhiyun Qian have demonstrated how the security features of popular cell network firewalls can be exploited, allowing hackers to break into Facebook and Twitter accounts. [EECS website]

  3. Security Researchers Publish Details of Online Voting Hack

    March 12, 2012

    Security researchers Scott Wolchok, Eric Wustrow, Dawn Isabel, and Prof. J. Alex Halderman have for the first time published the full details of their much-discussed hack of the Washington D.C. online voting system in late 2010. [EECS website]

  4. Security Researchers Describe Newly Discovered Vulnerabilities in Public Key Encryption

    February 15, 2012

    A team of four security researchers, including U-M Prof. J. Alex Halderman, grad students Zakir Durumeric and Eric Wustrow, and UC San Diego postdoctoral researcher Nadia Heninger have released findings on the security of public keys in response to a New York Times article. [EECS website]