The ISSNet Annual Workshop was held in Kingston, ON last week. Several students from the lab presented their work. Hsin-Yi Chiang presented a poster about his work on authentication for mobile devices. Vanessa Boothroyd received honourable mention for her poster on the usable security of writing down passwords. Alain Forget gave talk on his learnability of authentication systems.
We were very happy to hear that our Usenix Security’12 paper, “Security and Usability Challenges of Moving-Object CAPTCHAs: Decoding Codewords in Motion”, has been accepted. The paper was a joint effort with Yi Xu, Jan-Michael Frahm, and Fabian Monrose from the University of North Carolina. On the Carleton side, Gerardo Reynaga, Paul van Oorschot, and I worked on the project. A copy of the paper will be available shortly.
Jaeyeon Jung from Microsoft and I are co-chairing a workshop on the Usable Privacy and Security of Mobile devices (U-PriSM). It will be held on July 11, 2012, in conjunction with SOUPS. The submission deadline for short papers and position papers is May 8, 2012, see the CFP for details.
I organized a small workshop today at Carleton on the topic of Smartphone Security and Privacy. Serge Egelman visited from the University of California Berkeley and he gave the keynote talk. He presented on the usable security of Android permissions. Other presenters included graduate students from Carleton and from the University of Toronto.