Celebrating “SSL,” the unsung hero of online shopping
In the time it takes you to read this sentence, Americans are spending somewhere between $50,000 and $100,000 on retail online. In those mere seconds of time, few thought twice about sharing their credit card numbers with Amazon, or banking routing numbers with PayPal or social security numbers with their banks. We have the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) to thank for that.
Should we be concerned about our privacy in a world of self-driving cars?
As fleets of self-driving vehicles are undergoing tests in several cities around the US, many drivers who encounter these vehicles on the road are starting to wonder: what information, if any, is this sensor-covered vehicle collecting about me?
To improve smartphone privacy, control access to third-party libraries
Smartphone apps that share users’ locations, contacts and other sensitive information with third parties often do so through a relative handful of services called third-party libraries, suggesting a new strategy for protecting privacy, Carnegie Mellon University researchers say.
CyLab's Bryan Parno shares Distinguished Paper Award win with demonstration of verifiable security
In a paper presented at the USENIX Security Symposium, Bryan Parno and a team of researchers demonstrated a new programming tool that enables high-performance cryptographic code to be verifiably correct and secure.
CyLab researchers ask: What privacy concerns do you have in an IoT world?
Recently, CyLab researchers surveyed over 1,000 participants about how they felt about various data collection scenarios. The study was presented at last month’s USENIX Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security in Santa Clara, California.