THaW researcher Kevin Fu’s work on acoustic device hacking has recently been featured in the New York Times. The article discusses the team’s work on using acoustic signals to fool sensors in mobile device, and create the potential for security violations. For more information beyond the article, click here for a quick video, or read the complete paper below.
WALNUT: Waging Doubt on the Integrity of MEMS Accelerometers with Acoustic Injection Attacks
NSF highlighted the THaW project on its website last week, gaining notice in blogs like Politico morning eHealth, the HealthITSecurity, and FierceMobileHealthcare. NSF’s article describes THaW research on mobile-app security and on the authentication of clinical staff to clinical information systems, among other things.
When KQED radio needed input on the breaking news about the Anthem hacking incident, they reached out to THaW. David Kotz, PI, is quoted in this brief story on KQED: Hackers Target Anthem, Scrape Personal Data; the tagline is “California’s largest private insurer, Anthem, said on Wednesday it has been hacked. The insurer said hackers broke into databases that stored customers’ personal information such as birthdays, social security numbers and employment information.”