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2020-06-19

  • CCS'19 (session 10)
  • Highlights: dynamic proactive secret sharing; 7-year review of Let's Encrypt; two-party PSI; domain-impersonation in TLS; verifiable secret sharing with share recovery

2020-06-05

  • CCS'19 (session 9)
  • Highlights: apply adversarial ML to defeat Ad blocker; SPHINCS+ post-quantum signature; Geneva censorship evasion strategy

2020-05-22

  • CCS'19 (session 8)
  • Highlights: active attacks against zcash and subliminal channels; transforming malicious Javascript into benign undetectable forms; new ZKP (zkay) for smart contracts; graph-based detection of insiders in an enterprise; automated analysis of PHP (Malmax); cache-based DoS attacks

2020-05-15

  • CCS'19 (session 7)
  • Highlights: attack on BLE "just work" pairing based on fingerprinting UUID; 2/3 honest-majority for malicious adversaries; new ZKP to prevent substitution of public keys in (PKI-based) E2E messaging; applying double-spending-tracing in e-cash to the credential system.

2020-05-01

  • CCS'19 (session 6)
  • Highlights: the use of hand vibration for authentication (Velody); a method to distinguish spoofed voice generated by speakers; reducing the linear O(n) complexity for verifying the certificate transparency proofs; a "probabilistic" method to test if a password is in a compromised dataset; a protocol to check if a username/password is within a compromised database.

2020-04-24

  • CCS'19 (session 5)
  • Highlights: the flaw of Linux control group permission; the flaw in AMD software (backward) update; the use of n-shot learning for website fingerprinting (learning more with less data); fingerprinting a computing device based on hardware discrepancies in the CPU (use LibXtract to extract features automatically)

2020-04-17

  • CCS'19 (session 4)
  • Highlights: a method to reduce collateral (amount on hold in the payment channel); a method (Erlay) to improve broadcast efficiency of bitcoin transactions; combining power adjustment with mining attack; three-party MPC (symmetric key based)

2020-03-13

  • CCS'19 (session 3)
  • Highlights: post-quantum privacy for blockchain based on lattice; hot/code wallets for bitcoin; formal tools to verify the correctness of Helios code (no error found, so the verifier is right?)

2020-02-28

  • CCS'19 (session 2)
  • Highlights: side-channel attack to extract ECDSA from TrustZone; info leakage for database search based on the frequency; traceback for E2E encryption based on using the message as the key; compromise router to amplify cryptojacking; feeding noise to prevent adversarial ML; testing PCI DSS compliance (good presentations).

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