Security Articles



"Justitia" Biometric Privacy to Appear in ASIACCS'21

My coauthors and I will be presenting the paper "Cryptographic Key Derivation from Biometric Inferences for Remote Authentication" at Asia CCS 2021 in June of next year. Below is a preview of the abstract: Biometric authentication is getting increasingly popular because of its appealing usability and improvements in biometric sensors …

"Bot2Stock" to Appear in ACSAC'20

My coauthors and I will be presenting a paper "On the Feasibility of Automating Stock Market Manipulation" at ACSAC 2020 in December. Below is a preview of the abstract: This work presents the first findings on the feasibility of using botnets to automate stock market manipulation. Our analysis incorporates data …


Fuzzers Suck: New 0-Day Shows We Need To Do Better

Fuzz testing (more commonly known as "fuzzing") has become a predominate technique for bug hunting because it's easy to deploy and yields results. Academic security research is now flooded with papers on the topic — USENIX Security alone accepted 7 papers in the 2020 Fall submission cycle — many of which propose …

New CVE Published (CVE-2020-9549)

CVE-2020-9549 has been assigned for a vulnerability I found in Pdfresurrect. The details are available here. This issue is currently being patched.

New PoC Published to Exploit-DB (EDB-ID-47254)

I published a PoC for a new vulnerability in abc2mtex version 1.6.1. This was discovered while testing an analysis framework I'm developing with my peers at Georgia Tech. The vulnerability is due to an unsafe strcpy that allows an attacker to overwrite a return address and achieve arbitrary …

MLSploit Extended Abstract to Appear in KDD 2019

My coauthors and I will be presenting an extended abstract in the 25th Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD'19) in August. Below is a preview: Title: MLsploit: A Framework for Interactive Experimentation with Adversarial Machine Learning Research Authors: Nilaksh Das, Siwei Li, Chanil Jeon, Jinho Jung, Shang-Tse Chen …

Barnum Paper to Appear in Information Security Conference 2019 (ISC'19)

My coauthors and I will be presenting a paper in the 22nd Information Security Conference (ISC'19) in September. Below is a preview: Project Page Title: Barnum: Detecting Document Malware via Control Flow Anomalies in Hardware Traces. Authors: Carter Yagemann (Georgia Tech), Salmin Sultana (Intel Labs), Li Chen (Intel Labs), Wenke …

Extended Abstract to Appear in CVPR-19 Workshop on Explainable AI

My coauthors and I will be presenting an extended abstract in the workshop on Explainable AI at CVPR 2019 in June. Below is a preview: Title: To believe or not to believe: Validating explanation fidelity for dynamic malware analysis. Authors: Li Chen (Intel Labs), Carter Yagemann (Georgia Tech), Evan Downing …