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Researchers David Adrian and Alex Halderman receive Pwnie Award for work on DROWN attack

DROWN allows attackers to break encryption used to protect HTTPS websites and read or steal sensitive communications.|Medium Read
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With over 7 million certificates issued, Let’s Encrypt aims to secure the entire web

In order to bring HTTPS to everyone, Prof. Halderman joined forces in 2012 with colleagues at Mozilla and the Electronic Frontier Foundation to found Let's Encrypt, a non-profit certificate authority with the mission of making the switch to HTTPS vastly easier.|Medium Read
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Two Michigan papers win top awards at IEEE Security and Privacy Symposium

One of the paper describes and demonstrates a malicious hardware backdoor. The other demonstrated security failings in a commercial smart home platform. |Medium Read
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U-M cyber security startup purchased by FICO

Analytic software company FICO of San Jose, Calif., bought QuadMetrics to help in its development of a FICO Enterprise Security Score. |Medium Read
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Michigan and Verisign researchers demonstrate new man-in-the-middle WPAD query attack

New security ramifications exist when laptops and smartphones configured for enterprise systems are used outside the enterprise in the realm of the wider web.|Medium Read
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Hacking into homes: Security flaws found in SmartThings connected home system

Cybersecurity researchers were able to hack into the leading “smart home” automation system and essentially get the PIN code to the front door.|Medium Read
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Quadmetrics cyber security

For a variety of reasons companies have not been able to stay ahead of cyber criminals.|Short Read
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Secure, free encryption of all websites is goal of new project

In an effort to reinvent and dramatically improve Internet security, researchers at the University of Michigan have joined with Mozilla and other industry and non-profit partners to soon offer free, automated, and open website HTTPS encryption.|Short Read
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Yang Liu receives Best Applications Paper Award for cyber security research in phishing

His paper detailed his use of big data analysis to solve a major problem of cyber security.|Short Read

Sneak attack through smartphone shared memory

A weakness believed to exist in Android, Windows and iOS operating systems could be used to obtain personal information from unsuspecting users, research at the University of Michigan has shown.|Medium Read
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Parinaz Naghizadeh, Researcher in economic network security, is named a Barbour Scholar

Parinaz's research is in combining communications with economics to assess the security of a network and then apply that to cyber-insurance contracts.|Short Read
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Security risks found in Estonia online voting system

Ahead of European Parliamentary elections on May 25, an international team has found major risks in the security of Estonia’s Internet voting system.|Short Read