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A close look at the PrivacyMic device.

Less nosy smart speakers

Technology could capture household information without recording speech.|Medium Read
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Election lessons from Michigan

Election security expert J. Alex Halderman dissects Antrim County's election debacle to help future contests go more smoothly.|Medium Read
MORPHEUS blocks potential attacks by encrypting and randomly reshuffling key bits of its own code and data twenty times per second. Getty Images.

DARPA pitted 500+ hackers against this computer chip. The chip won.

University of Michigan’s MORPHEUS technology emerges unscathed from bug bounty effort.|Medium Read
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Protecting the local manufacturing sector

University wins STEM grant to aid manufacturing cybersecurity|Medium Read
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Hacking reality

Microphones that “hear” light; microprocessors that “tell” us secrets; self-driving cars that “see” fake objects; sensors that “feel” the wrong temperature. Our devices are under attack in new, increasingly sophisticated ways. Security researchers at CSE are exploring the limits of hardware and finding new, sobering vulnerabilities in our computers and homes. |Long Read
Spectre in code

Major side-channel discovery wins NSA contest

The winning paper broke open a new area of investigation in hardware-based data leaks.|Medium Read
Roya Ensafi, CSE Research Assistant Professor, uses her computing system, Censored Planet

‘Extremely aggressive’ internet censorship spreads in the world’s democracies

Censored Planet is releasing technical details for other researchers and for activists. |Medium Read
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CSE researchers report over $11M in research grants last quarter

The awards were distributed to 18 different primary investigators.|Medium Read
people voting while wearing their masks.

5 ways Americans can keep their vote secure and accurate

Expert advice for voting in an unprecedented election.|Medium Read
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Burn after reading

A self-erasing chip for security and anti-counterfeit tech.|Medium Read
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$1.8M DARPA project aims to protect cars, trucks and spacecraft from hackers

Ironpatch could head off growing danger of security vulnerabilities in vehicle systems.|Medium Read
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New remote voting risks and solutions identified

The upcoming presidential election in the middle of a pandemic has many jurisdictions exploring new technologies. They're not secure. |Medium Read