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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
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