Refereed Conference Papers

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2017-03-07
10:57
Characterizing Social Insider Attacks on Facebook / Wali Ahmed Usmani ; Diogo Marques ; Ivan Beschastnikh ; Konstantin Beznosov ; et al [LERSSE-RefConfPaper-2017-003]
Facebook accounts are secured against unauthorized access through passwords and device-level security. [...]
Published in W. A. Usmani, D. Marques, I. Beschastnikh, K. Beznosov, T. Guerreiro, L. Carrico, “Characterizing Social Insider Attacks on Facebook,” to appear in Proc. of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2017, 11 pages.:
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2017-03-07
10:55
I’m too Busy to Reset my LinkedIn Password: On the Effectiveness of Password Reset Emails / Jun Ho Huh ; Hyoungshick Kim ; Swathi S.V.P. Rayala ; Rakesh B. Bobba ; et al [LERSSE-RefConfPaper-2017-002]
A common security practice used to deal with a password breach is locking user accounts and sending out an email to tell users that they need to reset their password to unlock their account. [...]
Published in J. H. Huh, H. Kim, S. S. V. Rayala, R. B. Bobba, K. Beznosov, “I’m too busy to reset my LinkedIn password: On the effectiveness of password reset emails,” to appear in Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2017, 5 pages.:
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2017-03-07
10:53
I Don’t Use Apple Pay Because It’s Less Secure ...: Perception of Security and Usability in Mobile Tap-and-Pay / Jun Ho Huh ; Saurabh Verma ; Swathi Sri V Rayala ; Rakesh B. Bobba ; et al [LERSSE-RefConfPaper-2017-001]
This paper reports on why people use, not use, or have stopped using mobile tap-and-pay in stores. [...]
Published in J. H. Huh, S. Verma, S. S. V. Rayala, R. B. Bobba, K. Beznosov, H. Kim, “I Don’t Use Apple Pay Because It’s Less Secure ...: Perception of Security and Usability in Mobile Tap-and-Pay,” to appear in Proceedings of the Workshop on Usable Security (USEC), 2017, 12 pages.:
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2016-12-12
04:11
Harvesting the Low-hanging Fruits: Defending Against Automated Large-Scale Cyber-Intrusions
by Focusing on the Vulnerable Population / Hassan Halawa ; Konstantin Beznosov ; Yazan Boshmaf ; Baris Coskun ; et al [LERSSE-RefConfPaper-2016-003]
The orthodox paradigm to defend against automated social-engineering attacks in large-scale socio-technical systems is reactive and victim-agnostic [...]
Published in In Proceedings of the New Security Paradigms Workshop (NSPW), September 26-29, 2016, Granby, CO, USA.:
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2016-06-08
09:03
Snooping on Mobile Phones: Prevalence and Trends / Diogo Marques ; Ildar Muslukhov ; Tiago Guerreiro ; Konstantin Beznosov ; et al [LERSSE-RefConfPaper-2016-002]
Personal mobile devices keep private information which people other than the owner may try to access [...]
Published in Diogo Marques, Ildar Muslukhov, Tiago Guerreiro, Konstantin Beznosov and Luis Carrico. 2016. Snooping on Mobile Phones: Prevalence and Trends, SOUPS'16: Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security. Denver, Colorado, USA:
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2016-06-08
08:56
Sharing Health Information on Facebook: Practices, Preferences, and Risk Perceptions of North American Users / Sadegh Torabi ; Konstantin Beznosov [LERSSE-RefConfPaper-2016-001]
Motivated by the benefits, people have used a variety of webbased services to share health information (HI) online. [...]
Published in Sadegh Torabi and Konstantin Beznosov. 2016. Sharing Health Information on Facebook: Practices, Preferences, and Risk Perceptions of North American Users, SOUPS'16: Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security. Denver, Colorado, USA:
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2015-10-14
07:53
Android Rooting: Methods, Detection, and Evasion / San-Tsai Sun ; Andrea Cuadros ; Konstantin Beznosov [LERSSE-RefConfPaper-2015-007]
Android rooting enables device owners to freely customize their own devices and run useful apps that require root privileges. [...]
Published in San-Tsai Sun, Andrea Cuadros and Konstantin Beznosov. Android Rooting: Methods, Detection, and Evasion. Proceedings of the 5th Annual ACM CCS Workshop on Security and Privacy in Smartphones and Mobile Devices, October 2015.:
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2015-10-14
07:47
Surpass: System-initiated User-replaceable Passwords / Jun Ho Huh ; Seongyeol Oh ; Hyoungshick Kim ; Konstantin Beznosov [LERSSE-RefConfPaper-2015-006]
System-generated random passwords have maximum pass- word security and are highly resistant to guessing attacks. [...]
Published in Jun Ho Huh, Seongyeol Oh, Hyoungshick Kim and Konstantin Beznosov. Surpass: System-initiated User-replaceable Passwords. In Proceedings of ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS'15), October 2015.:
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2015-07-28
14:25
Thwarting Fake OSN Accounts by Predicting their Victims / Yazan Boshmaf ; Matei Ripeanu ; Konstantin Beznosov [LERSSE-RefConfPaper-2015-005]
Traditional defense mechanisms for fighting against automated fake accounts in online social networks are victim-agnostic. [...]
Published in Yazan Boshmaf, Matei Ripeanu, Konstantin Beznosov. Thwarting Fake OSN Accounts by Predicting their Victims. In Proceedings of the 2015 Workshop on Artificial Intelligent and Security Workshop (AISec'15), Denver, Colorado, USA, Oct, 2015:
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2015-07-28
12:14
Android Permissions Remystified: A Field Study on Contextual Integrity / Primal Wijesekera ; Arjun Baokar ; Ashkan Hosseini ; Serge Egelman ; et al [LERSSE-RefConfPaper-2015-004]
We instrumented the Android platform to collect data regarding how often and under what circumstances smartphone applications access protected resources regulated by permissions. [...]
Published in Primal Wijesekera, Arjun Baokar, Ashkan Hosseini, Serge Egelman, David Wagner and Konstantin Beznosov. 2015. Android Permissions Remystified: A Field Study on Contextual Integrity. USENIX Security 2015, Washington DC, USA.:
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