Cybersecurity

MORPHEUS blocks potential attacks by encrypting and randomly reshuffling key bits of its own code and data twenty times per second. Getty Images.

New chip stops hacks before they start

MORPHEUS can encrypt and reshuffle code thousands of times faster than human and electronic hackers.|Medium Read
Portrait of J. Alex Halderman

Prof. J. Alex Halderman named a 2019 Andrew Carnegie Fellow

Halderman will work to further educate lawmakers, future cybersecurity experts, and the public about how to ensure that election results can relied upon and verified|Short Read

Michigan’s new Election Security Commission holds inaugural meeting on U-M Campus

The meeting began the commission's review and assessment of election security in Michigan. |Short Read
Cyber Michigan

Halderman co-chairs new commission to protect Michigan votes

The effort seeks to protect the integrity of every vote.|Short Read

Facebook Fellowship for research on web privacy, security, and censorship

McDonald works to develop better privacy and security tools for marginalized communities|Short Read
Roya Ensafi, CSE Research Assistant Professor, uses her computing system, Censored Planet. Photo: Joseph Xu

Online censorship detector aims to make the internet a freer place

Censored Planet could provide new insight into the flow of online information |Short Read
Students and instructor tear open a voting machine

A secure future for US elections starts in the classroom

A new special topics course on election cybersecurity provides students with a deep examination of the past, present, and future of US elections.|Medium Read
Prakash at SECDEV

Tyche: A new permission model to defend against smart home hacks

"The work is an important step towards understanding how to make tradeoffs between usability and security."|Short 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
A close up of a computer chip

Intel processor vulnerability could put millions of PCs at risk

Patches can provide protection.|Medium Read
Undocumented phone security

Undocumented immigrants’ privacy at risk online, on phones

When it comes to their smartphones, immigrants struggle to apply instinctive caution, according to a study by a team of University of Michigan researchers.|Short Read
Mingyan Liu

Mingyan Liu, 2018 Distinguished University Innovator, talks about her company and data science commercialization

Mingyan Liu, recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Innovator of the Year award, gave a talk about her startup company and participated on a panel discussing data science commercialiation. |Short Read