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May
07

Journal paper accepted to IEEE TMC

Sensor-based Proximity Detection in the Face of Active Adversaries
Babins Shrestha, Nitesh Saxena, Hien Truong and N. Asokan.
In IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC),
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Apr
11

Maliheh Shirvanian Honored with the Dean’s Award

Maliheh Shirvanian received the College Dean’s Award for the outstanding graduating PhD student in the whole college and the outstanding graduating student in the CS department. Congratulations!

 

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Apr
10

Paper accepted to WiSec 2018

Listening Watch: Wearable Two-Factor Authentication using Speech Signals Resilient to Near-Far Attacks .
Prakash Shrestha, and Nitesh Saxena
In ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (WiSec), To appear in June 2018.
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Mar
28

Journal paper accepted to TDSC

Noisy Vibrational Pairing of IoT Devices
Abhishek Anand, and Nitesh Saxena
In IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC), Special Issue on Emerging Attacks and Solutions for Secure Hardware in the Internet of Things, 2018.
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Feb
28

Paper accepted to CNS 2018

Home Alone: The Insider Threat of Unattended Wearables and A Defense using Audio Proximity.
Prakash Shrestha, Babins Shrestha and Nitesh Saxena
In IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS), May/June 2018..

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Dec
15

Paper accepted to the Journal of Computer Security

Extension of our “Wiretapping via Mimicry” paper from CCS 2014:

Short Voice Imitation Man-in-the-Middle Attacks on Crypto Phones: Defeating Humans and Machines
Maliheh Shirvanian, Dibya Mukhopadhyay and Nitesh Saxena
In  Journal of Computer Security (JCS), 2017.
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Dec
14

Paper accepted to PKC 2018

Two-Factor Authentication with End-to-End Password Security.
Stanislaw Jarecki, Hugo Krawczyk, Maliheh Shirvanian and Nitesh Saxena
In International Conference on Practice and Theory of Public Key Cryptography (PKC), March 2018.
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Dec
02

Paper accepted to CODASPY 2018

Keyboard Emanations in Remote Voice Calls: Password Leakage and Noise(less) Masking Defenses.
Abhishek Anand and Nitesh Saxena
In ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy (CODASPY), March 2018..
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Dec
01

Paper accepted to Oakland 2018

Congratulations to the SPIES team for “securing” a paper at the top conference in security.  A comprehensive demonstration of a hard negative result: mobile motion sensors may not pose a threat to speech privacy, unlike claimed by recent prominent work (e.g., Gyrophone).

Speechless: Analyzing the Threat to Speech Privacy from Smartphone Motion Sensors. Abhishek Anand, and Nitesh Saxena. In IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (IEEE S&P; Oakland), May 2018.

Aug
20

Paper accepted to ACSAC 2017

Great conference, acceptance rate 19.7% (48/244):

On the Pitfalls of End-to-End Encrypted Communications: A Study of Remote Key-Fingerprint Verification.
Maliheh Shirvanian, Nitesh Saxena and Jesvin James George.
In Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC), December 2017; arXiv preprint arXiv:1707.05285, 2017/7/17.
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