IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy

This page collects links to media coverage of papers in the 2011 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy.

If you know of articles that should be linked here, e-mail them to Michael Gagnon ( and Ulf Lindqvist (

How to Shop for Free Online - Security Analysis of Cashier-as-a-Service Based Web Stores
Rui Wang (Indiana University Bloomington), Shuo Chen (Microsoft Research), XiaoFeng Wang (Indiana University Bloomington), Shaz Qadeer (Microsoft Research)

Could criminals shop for free online?, CNET, April 11, 2011.

Security Researchers Exploit Logic Flaws to Shop for Free Online, Network World, April 11, 2011.

Exploit-wielding boffins go on free online shopping binge, The Register, April 12, 2011.

Shop for free! Researchers cheat PayPal checkout, CNN Money, April 13, 2011.

Hackers trick goods out of online shopping sites, NewScientist, April 27, 2011.

Click Trajectories: End-to-End Analysis of the Spam Value Chain
Kirill Levchenko (UC San Diego), Andreas Pitsillidis (UC San Diego), Neha Chachra (UC San Diego), Brandon Enright (UC San Diego), Mark Felegyhazi (Budapest University of Technology and Economics), Chris Grier (International Computer Science Institute and UC Berkeley), Tristan Halvorson (UC San Diego), Chris Kanich (UC San Diego), Christian Kreibich (International Computer Science Institute), He Liu (UC San Diego), Damon McCoy (UC San Diego), Nicholas Weaver (International Computer Science Institute), Vern Paxson (International Computer Science Institute and UC Berkeley), Geoffrey M. Voelker (UC San Diego), Stefan Savage (UC San Diego)

Study Sees Way to Win Spam Fight, New York Times, May 19, 2011.

Anatomy of a Spam Viagra Purchase, MIT Technology Review, May 20, 2011.

Credit Card Companies Could Stop Spam Now. But Will They?, Security News Daily, May 20, 2011.

Researchers: Kill spam e-mails by choking off scammers' cash,, May 20, 2011.

Is There a Cure for Spam?, Jezebel, May 20, 2011.

U.S. researchers take on spam sites,, May 20, 2011.

Using Fingerprint Authentication to Reduce System Security: An Empirical Study
Hugh Wimberly, Lorie M. Liebrock (New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology)

Taking control of your data into your own hands, New Scientist, May 18, 2011.

The Failure of Noise-Based Non-Continuous Audio Captchas
Elie Bursztein (Stanford University), Romain Beauxis (Tulane University), Hristo Spassimirov Paskov (Stanford University), Daniele Perito (INRIA), Celine Fabry, John C. Mitchell (Stanford University)

Stanford computer scientists find Internet security flaw, Stanford University News, May 23, 2011.

Conference News
Conference Proceedings Available Online
All the papers for the 2011 symposium have been made available free of charge on the website.
Conference Photo Album
Photo set from IEEE Security and Privacy 2011 now on flickr!
Paper awards
Congratulations to the paper award winners!
Best Paper: Hookt on fon-iks
Best Student Paper: OpenConflict
Best Practical Paper: How to Shop for Free Online
Poster abstracts posted
Posted here.
Ethics Workshop Cancelled
The "Community Workshop on Ethical Guidelines for Security Research" has been cancelled. Those who registered will receive a full refund. The other workshops remain open and available.
Call for short talks
We are soliciting short talks (5 minutes) that present preliminary research results or summaries of emerging topics to the Oakland community.
Registration complete
Registration for the 2011 conference is complete, with the exception of offering replacements for last minute cancellations. We ask that those who would have come to the conference provide their contact info via the registration page, so we can size venues for future years.
Registration is nearly full
Registration for the 2011 conference is nearly full, and we are accepting applications to the wait list. Please let the registration chair know if you will not be able to attend the conference so we can let others in. Workshop registrations remain open and slots are available.