Newly discovered side-channel attack side steps current defense mechanisms
In a recent study, co-authored by Carnegie Mellon Software and Societal Systems Assistant Professor Riccardo Paccagnella, he and fellow researchers have uncovered a new type of side-channel attack, dubbed GPU.zip, which exploits software-transparent uses of compression.
Researchers develop adversarial training methods to improve machine learning-based malware detection software
Professor Lujo Bauer and a team of researchers investigate the effectiveness of using adversarial training methods to create malware detection models that are more robust to some of the state-of-the-art attacks.
Carnegie Mellon’s hacking team wins 7th DEF CON Capture-the-Flag title
The winningest team in DEF CON’s Capture-the-Flag (CTF) competition history, Carnegie Mellon University’s Plaid Parliament of Pwning (PPP), was back at it again, as the team defended its title, earning its seventh victory in the past eleven years.
CyLab faculty, students to present at the 32nd USENIX Security Symposium
Carnegie Mellon faculty and students will present on a wide range of topics at the 32nd USENIX Security Symposium. Held in Anaheim, CA, on August 9-11, the event brings together experts from around the world, who will highlight the latest advances in the security and privacy of computer systems and networks.
Researchers discover new vulnerability in large language models
Researchers at the Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science, the CyLab Security and Privacy Institute, and the Center for AI Safety in San Francisco have developed an attack that can bypass security measures of large language models. Their method enables chatbots like ChatGPT, Claude, and Google Bard, to generate objectionable content at high success rates.
CyLab presents at White House's launch of new Cyber Trust mark
Carnegie Mellon's CyLab Security and Privacy Institute met with government officials and technology industry leaders, as the White House launched its new Cyber Trust mark. Associate Professor Yuvraj Agarwal represented CMU at the event, sharing key findings from CyLab’s five plus years of IoT security and privacy label research.
picoCTF-Africa sees significant growth in competition’s second year Opens in new window
In just its second year, the cybersecurity hacking competition saw over 1250 students, as the number of female participants doubled, and the number of high school participants increased by more than 365 percent. Additionally, four teams finished in the top 50 on picoCTF’s global leaderboard, demonstrating the initiative’s immediate impact.
picoCTF empowers teachers to bring cybersecurity education into their classrooms
For over ten years, Carnegie Mellon University’s picoCTF has been working to close the cybersecurity talent gap, introducing the field to students of all ages through its annual Capture-the-Flag competition and year-round educational platform. Last week, picoCTF furthered its outreach efforts, bringing together high school teachers from around the U.S. for its first-ever NSA GenCyber Teachers’ Program.
CyLab announces first round of Secure Blockchain Initiative funded projects
Carnegie Mellon University's Secure Blockchain Initiative (SBI) is off and running, as six projects have been selected for its first round of seed funding. Through research, the initiative aims to revolutionize blockchain technology within enterprise ecosystems by tackling various challenges.
CMU brings together experts from academia and industry during inaugural Secure Blockchain Summit
On May 8-9, the Carnegie Mellon CyLab Security and Privacy Institute hosted the University's first-ever Secure Blockchain Summit, bringing together experts from around the world to share their research and discuss the future of the technology and its applications.
Less is not more; Mapping a better route to user ad settings
For users looking to change their privacy settings on websites like Facebook, it often feels like a scavenger hunt. Now, researchers from Carnegie Mellon and the University of Michigan are exploring design options to make settings related to advertising preferences more findable.
Cookie consent banners need improvement, may not be the answer
Over the past several years, websites have begun implementing cookie consent banners to meet regulatory requirements, allowing users to make choices about how their personal information is collected and shared. However, CyLab researchers say many of these banners miss the mark and may not be the best way to offer users privacy options.
CyLab icon connects users with online privacy choices
Have you noticed the new icon popping up on websites across the Internet? Thanks to researchers at Carnegie Mellon’s CyLab Security and Privacy Institute, the University of Michigan, and Fordham University, users can now easily make choices about how websites use their personal information, all in one convenient spot.
Carnegie Mellon hosts 10th annual picoCTF Hacking Competition
On March 14th, hackers from around the globe flocked to picoCTF.org as Carnegie Mellon University’s 2023 Capture-the-Flag competition kicked off. In its 10th year, picoCTF saw more than 18,000 middle, high school, and undergraduate students who worked through 45 progressively difficult challenges.
CyLab to host inaugural CMU Secure Blockchain Summit
On May 8-9, the CyLab Security and Privacy Institute will host Carnegie Mellon University’s inaugural Secure Blockchain Summit, bringing together experts from academia and industry to discuss the future of blockchain research, technology and applications.
CyLab and S3D host International Data Privacy Day event
The CyLab Security and Privacy Institute and Software and Societal Systems Department hosted Carnegie Mellon's annual International Data Privacy Day event, bringing students, faculty, and staff together to discuss various aspects of online privacy.