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Mannan & Carnavalet

Computer security
Posted on May 9, 2016
Mohammad Mannan Mohammad Mannan

Numerous media pick up news of new Concordia research that raises serious questions about the efficacy of computer security software, which may actually increase security risks.

The study, led by Mohammad Mannan, assistant professor in the Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering (CIISE), and PhD student Xavier de Carné de Carnavalet, reveals how security software can be "tricked" into accepting certificates for websites than can harm a computer or compromise the data it contains.

Xavier de Carné de Carnavalet Xavier de Carné de Carnavalet

The findings were originally presented at the Network and Distributed System Security Symposium 2016.

Coverage of the research appeared in:

LaPresse.caLes AffairesJournal MétroYahoo! FinanceYahoo! TechYahoo! News UKDaily Mail OnlineThe Register (UK),Express (UK),  Business Standard, Québec Hebdo, Le Lac-St-Jean, Canada StandardScience DailyNews One PlaceThe American BazaarBad Blue TecheScience NewsNewswiseHomeland Security News WireNews18BC IndianVishwa GujaratIndia TodayHindustan TimesBGR (India), AMEQ en ligne (behind a paywall), LockerdomeOoyuzScience Codex, Science Newsline,Big News NetworkTechnobahnTech ShoutGizbotTech2, E&T, in.comYahoo! SportsNewsroom AmericaEconomy Lead, The Economic Times (India), ET CIO, The Times of India, The Freepress Journal (India), The Hans IndiaBusiness Today India,LifeHacker India, Eenadu IndiaHindustan Times e-editionNew KeralaThe Siasat Daily, Sakshi Post, Udaipur KiranOdisha Sun TimesJacksonville IndianSahara SamayFile HippoCanIndia.com, and on the San Francisco-based radio station KCBS.

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