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Alex Halderman

How Let’s Encrypt doubled the percentage of secure websites in four years

A Q&A with J. Alex Halderman, who co-founded the nonprofit organization.|Medium Read
Michael Hamel, NERS Ph.D. Student, uses a Microsoft Hololens headset with a radiation imaging array to demonstrate the use of augmented reality to find nuclear materials hidden in a room. Photo: Joseph Xu

Nuclear nonproliferation: $25 million for new tech and developing the security workforce

Many nuclear engineers who work in national security are headed for retirement. This initiative helps make sure we don’t drop the baton.|Medium Read
Catharine McGhan, Engineering 101 GSI, introduces students to C++ in a CAEN Lab in the Pierpont Commons on North Campus in Ann Arbor, MI on March 12, 2013. Photo: Joseph Xu

Fake news detector algorithm works better than a human

System sniffs out fakes up to 76 percent of the time.|Medium Read
Halderman standing in front of voting machines

‘I hacked an election. So can the Russians.’

Professor Alex Halderman and the New York Times staged a mock election to demonstrate voting machine vulnerability. |Short Read
Exterior view of the Boulby site

Nuclear nonproliferation: U-M participates in project monitoring nuclear reactors from afar

Secret nuclear power reactors could be detected by capturing elusive antineutrinos.|Medium Read

Cuba ‘sonic attacks’: A covert accident?

‘We've demonstrated a scenario in which the harm might have been unintentional.’|Short Read
Alex Halderman and two others talking in front of a computer screen

Internet-scanning U-M startup offers new approach to cybersecurity

Censys is the first commercially available internet-wide scanning tool. It helps IT experts to secure large networks with a constantly changing array of devices.|Medium Read
a graphic showing three cars connected through identification tech

Cybersecurity in self-driving cars: U-M releases threat identification tool

Mcity report gives new insights into automated vehicle vulnerabilities|Medium Read

Wearables to boost security of voice-based log-in

Sound is easy to spoof. New technology could help close this ‘open’ channel.|Medium Read

Solar storm: U-M model’s predictions ‘a remarkable achievement’

A space weather tool Michigan Engineers developed was used to produce animations that show predictions of how the recent storm would distort Earth’s magnetic field. |Medium Read

Renovated nuclear reactor building opens as world-class labs

Inside the new Nuclear Engineering Labs, researchers in the nation's top-ranked nuclear engineering program will focus on advancing nuclear security, nonproliferation, safety and energy.|Medium Read
Scientist examines an accelerometer sensor

Sonic cyber attacks show security holes in ubiquitous sensors

Michigan Engineering researchers discuss and demonstrate the sound-based attacks they leveled at the accelerometers found in everyday electronics.|Medium Read