Reading Group on Web Security and Privacy

This reading group is a forum for discussion about research topics in the area of web security and privacy. Participation is voluntary; interested students should get in touch with Prof. Christoph von Praun who organizes the reading group.

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Date and Place

Wednesday, 11am in Q316

Topics and Schedule

Date Topic Presenter(s) Materials

Jan 25, 2012 Browser reverse firewall
Christian Schäff
May 25, 2011 A critical look at classification schemes for privacy risks
Elke Roth-Mandutz
May 18, 2011 Content Security Policy
Samuel Walz
[www] [Slides]
May 11, 2011 Software Metrics for JavaScript
Christian Schäff
May 4, 2011 Soltani Ashkan: Tracking the Trackers, The Wall Street Journal, 2010
Elke Roth-Mandutz
[Article] [Report] [Slides]
Apr 20, 2011 Arnold Roosendaal: Facebook Tracksand Traces Everone: Like This!, Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT), Tilburg University, Netherlands, SSRN Technical Report 2011.
Christoph von Praun
Mar 09, 2011 Gaurav Aggarwal Elie Bursztein, Collin Jackson, Dan Boneh: An Analysis of Private Browsing Modes in Modern Browsers. Usenix Security 2010.
Christoph von Praun
Mar 02, 2011 Report on the OWASP Summit
Heiko Richler and Elke Roth-Mandutz
[Summit website] [Slides]
Feb 24, 2011 Emily Fortuna, Owen Anderson, Luis Ceze, Susan Eggers: A Limit Study of JavaScript Parallelism . IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization, 2010.
Christoph von Praun [Article] [Slides]
Dec 16, 2010 Dongseok Jang, Ranjit Jhala, Sorin Lerner, Hovav Shacham: An Empirical Study of Privacy-Violating Information Flows in JavaScript Web Applications, Conference on Computer and communications security (CCS), 2010.
Elke Roth-Mandutz [Article] [Slides]
Dec 9, 2010 Alberto Trivero: Abusing HTML5 structured client-side storage, 2008.
Sebastian Kugler
[Article] [Slides]
Dec 2, 2010 Marco Cova, Christopher Kruegel, Giovanni Vigna: Detection and Analysis of Drive-by-Download Attacks and Malicious JavaScript Code, International conference on World wide web (WWW), 2010.
Sebastian Schlund [Article] [Slides]
Nov 25, 2010 Gregor Richards, Sylvain Lebresne, Brian Burg, Jan Vitek: An Analysis of the Dynamic Behavior of JavaScript Programs. Conference on Programming language design and implementation (PLDI), 2010.
Mario Brittig [Article] [Slides]

Last Change: Feb 5, 2012.