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‘Chaos Is the Point’: Russian Hackers and Trolls Grow Stealthier in 2020

While American election defenses have improved since 2016, many of the vulnerabilities exploited four years ago remain. Comments by Prof. J. Alex Halderman.

Voting machines touted as secure option are actually vulnerable to hacking

EECS-CSE professor Alex Halderman's latest study shows that hybrid voting machines are still vulnerable to hacks.

Voters fail mock election, exposing vulnerability to hackers

The latest study from EECS-CSE professor Alex Halderman shows vulnerabilities in ballot-marking devices.

Not enough voters detecting ballot errors and potential hacks, study finds

Researchers carried out the first study on voter behavior with electronic assistive devices, found 93% missed incorrect ballots.

Expensive, Glitchy Voting Machines Expose 2020 Hacking Risks

Paper ballots may be safer and cheaper, but local officials swoon at digital equipment. Remarks from J. Alex Halderman.

How Let’s Encrypt doubled the percentage of secure websites in four years

A Q&A with J. Alex Halderman, who co-founded the nonprofit organization.

New tool combats evolving internet censorship methods

Technology pioneered by Michigan researchers can circumvent many effective website blocking tools

Prof. J. Alex Halderman named a 2019 Andrew Carnegie Fellow

Halderman will work to further educate lawmakers, future cybersecurity experts, and the public about how to ensure that election results can relied upon and verified

Michigan’s new Election Security Commission holds inaugural meeting on U-M Campus

The meeting began the commission’s review and assessment of election security in Michigan.

Halderman co-chairs new commission to protect Michigan votes

The effort seeks to protect the integrity of every vote.

Election security: Halderman recommends actions to ensure integrity of US systems

In congressional testimony, professor urges $370M in federal funding to replace outdated machines.

Facebook Fellowship for research on web privacy, security, and censorship

McDonald works to develop better privacy and security tools for marginalized communities

A secure future for US elections starts in the classroom

A new special topics course on election cybersecurity gives students an examination of the past, present, and future of US elections.

Undocumented immigrants’ privacy at risk online, on phones

When it comes to their smartphones, immigrants struggle to apply instinctive caution, according to a study by a team of University of Michigan researchers.

‘I hacked an election. So can the Russians.’

Professor Alex Halderman and the New York Times staged a mock election to demonstrate voting machine vulnerability.

CSE PhD student Matt Bernhard on the Facebook data breach

In this video, CSE PhD Student Matt Bernhard weighs in on the matter Facebook data harvesting, such as that done by Cambridge Analytica.

Prof. J. Alex Halderman testifies in front of senate intelligence committee on secure elections

His remarks focused on vulnerabilities in the US voting system and a policy agenda for securing the system against the threat of hacking.

CSE and local community turn out for Science on Screen movie and lecture

The evening’s program included a screening of I Voted? and a lecture by Prof. Halderman.

Several Michigan Papers Presented at 2016 USENIX Security Symposium

A total of five papers authored by CSE researchers were presented.

Researchers David Adrian and Alex Halderman receive Pwnie Award for work on DROWN attack

DROWN allows attackers to break encryption used to protect HTTPS websites and read or steal sensitive communications.

With over 7 million certificates issued, Let’s Encrypt aims to secure the entire web

In order to bring HTTPS to everyone, Prof. Halderman joined forces in 2012 with colleagues at Mozilla and the Electronic Frontier Foundation to found Let’s Encrypt, a non-profit certificate authority with the mission of making the switch to HTTPS vastly easier.

Secure your website now: Let's Encrypt enters Public Beta

Michigan Researchers Win the 2016 Applied Networking Research Prize

Computer Scientists Win Best Paper Award at ACM Conference on CCS for Exposing the Vulnerabilities of the Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange

J. Alex Halderman Named One of Popular Science's Brilliant Ten

J. Alex Halderman and Collaborators Receive NSF Cybersecurity Award to Develop Rapid-Response Architecture

Zakir Durumeric Named MIT Technology Review Innovator Under 35

2015 promotions of our faculty – congratulations!

Congratulations to the faculty members that received promotions this year.

Security Flaw in New South Wales Puts Thousands of Online Votes at Risk

Dutta and Halderman Named Morris Wellman Faculty Development Professors

Two Michigan Engineers selected for Sloan research fellowships

The foundation honors researchers it deems “rising stars, the next generation of scientific leaders,” according to a statement. The fellows, who were nominated by their peers and chosen by a panel of senior scholars, each receives $50,000 to further their research.

J. Alex Halderman Selected for Sloan Research Fellowship

Four CSE Faculty Selected for 2014-15 College of Engineering Awards

Computer Science Researchers Aim to Securely Encrypt Every Website

Computer Scientists Win Best Paper Award at 2014 ACM Internet Measurement Conference

Researchers Expose Security Flaws in Backscatter X-ray Scanners

Researchers Demo Hack to Seize Control of Municipal Traffic Signal Systems

Researchers Identify Security Risks in Estonia's Online Voting System

Iranian Internet Censorship System Profiled for First Time

Download ZMap and Scan the Entire Internet in Less Than 45 Minutes

Researchers' Work Recognized Amongst Notable Computing Books and Articles of 2012