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Hacking reality

Microphones that “hear” light; microprocessors that “tell” us secrets; self-driving cars that “see” fake objects; sensors that “feel” the wrong temperature. Our devices are under attack in new, increasingly sophisticated ways. Security researchers at CSE are exploring the limits of hardware and finding new, sobering vulnerabilities in our computers and homes.

Major side-channel discovery wins NSA contest

The winning paper broke open a new area of investigation in hardware-based data leaks.

CSE researchers report over $11M in research grants last quarter

The awards were distributed to 18 different primary investigators.

IEEE security conference features six accepted papers from CSE researchers

The projects impact voting systems, physical sensors, integrated circuit fabrication, and multiple microarchitectural side-channel vulnerabilities.

Researchers take control of Siri, Alexa, and Google Home with lasers

The newly discovered microphone vulnerability allows attackers to remotely inject inaudible and invisible commands into voice assistants using light.

Year of vulnerability hunting uncovers potential attacks on Intel Chips, RAM

All three of these attacks put users’ privacy at risk, exploiting new routes to sensitive data.

Three papers chosen as IEEE Micro Top Picks

Top Picks is an annual special edition of IEEE Micro magazine that acknowledges the 10-12 most significant research papers.

Intel processor vulnerability could put millions of PCs at risk

Patches can provide protection.

CSE welcomes 9 new faculty

Get to know the new arrivals.