Lorrie Faith Cranor
Papers published on a yearly basis
TL;DR: It is believed users' confidence in online transactions will increase when they are presented with meaningful information and choices about Web site privacy practices, and P3P is not a silver bullet; it is complemented by other technologies as well as regulatory and self-regulatory approaches to privacy.
Abstract: nternet users are concerned about the privacy of information they supply to Web sites, not only in terms of personal data, but information that Web sites may derive by tracking their online activities . Many online privacy concerns arise because it is difficult for users to obtain information about actual Web site information practices. Few Web sites post privacy policies, 1 and even when they are posted, users do not always find them trustworthy or understandable. Thus, there is often a one-way mirror effect: Web sites ask users to provide personal information, but users have little knowledge about how their information will be used. Understandably, this lack of knowledge leads to confusion and mistrust. The WorldWide Web Consortium (W3C)'s Platform for Privacy Preferences Project (P3P) provides a framework for informed online interactions. The goal of P3P is to enable users to exercise preferences over Web site privacy practices at the Web sites. P3P applications will allow users to be informed about Web site practices , delegate decisions to their computer agent when they wish, and tailor relationships with specific sites. We believe users' confidence in online transactions will increase when they are presented with meaningful information and choices about Web site privacy practices. P3P is not a silver bullet; it is complemented by other technologies as well as regulatory and self-regulatory approaches to privacy. Some technologies have the ability to technically preclude practices that may be unacceptable to a user. For example, digital cash, anonymizers, and encryp-tion limit the information the recipient or eaves-droppers can collect during an interaction. Laws and industry guidelines codify and enforce expectations regarding information practices as the default or baseline for interactions. A compelling feature of P3P is that localized decision making enables flexibility in a medium that encompasses diverse preferences, cultural norms, and regulatory jurisdictions. However, for P3P to be effective, users must be willing and able to make meaningful decisions when presented with disclosures. This requires the existence of easy-to-use tools that allow P3P P Pr ri iv va ac cy y P Pr re ef fe er re en nc ce es s Web sites can bolster user confidence by clarifying their privacy practices upfront, allowing visitors to become active players in the decision-making process. 49 users to delegate much of the information processing and decision making to their computer agents when they wish, as well as a framework promoting the use …
••08 May 2007
TL;DR: The design, implementation, and evaluation of CANTINA, a novel, content-based approach to detecting phishing web sites, based on the TF-IDF information retrieval algorithm, are presented.
Abstract: Phishing is a significant problem involving fraudulent email and web sites that trick unsuspecting users into revealing private information. In this paper, we present the design, implementation, and evaluation of CANTINA, a novel, content-based approach to detecting phishing web sites, based on the TF-IDF information retrieval algorithm. We also discuss the design and evaluation of several heuristics we developed to reduce false positives. Our experiments show that CANTINA is good at detecting phishing sites, correctly labeling approximately 95% of phishing sites.
01 Jan 2002
TL;DR: This document, along with its normative references, includes all the specification necessary for the implementation of interoperable P3P applications.
Abstract: This is the specification of the Platform for Privacy Preferences (P3P). This document, along with its normative references, includes all the specification necessary for the implementation of interoperable P3P applications.
••06 Apr 2008
TL;DR: Using a model from the warning sciences, how users perceive warning messages is analyzed and suggestions for creating more effective warning messages within the phishing context are offered.
Abstract: Many popular web browsers are now including active phishing warnings after previous research has shown that passive warnings are often ignored. In this laboratory study we examine the effectiveness of these warnings and examine if, how, and why they fail users. We simulated a spear phishing attack to expose users to browser warnings. We found that 97% of our sixty participants fell for at least one of the phishing messages that we sent them. However, we also found that when presented with the active warnings, 79% of participants heeded them, which was not the case for the passive warning that we tested---where only one participant heeded the warnings. Using a model from the warning sciences we analyzed how users perceive warning messages and offer suggestions for creating more effective warning messages within the phishing context.
TL;DR: There is, I think, something ethereal about i —the square root of minus one, which seems an odd beast at that time—an intruder hovering on the edge of reality.
Abstract: There is, I think, something ethereal about i —the square root of minus one. I remember first hearing about it at school. It seemed an odd beast at that time—an intruder hovering on the edge of reality. Usually familiarity dulls this sense of the bizarre, but in the case of i it was the reverse: over the years the sense of its surreal nature intensified. It seemed that it was impossible to write mathematics that described the real world in …
TL;DR: This survey is directed to those who want to approach this complex discipline and contribute to its development, and finds that still major issues shall be faced by the research community.
••27 Aug 2001
TL;DR: The concept of a Content-Addressable Network (CAN) as a distributed infrastructure that provides hash table-like functionality on Internet-like scales is introduced and its scalability, robustness and low-latency properties are demonstrated through simulation.
Abstract: Hash tables - which map "keys" onto "values" - are an essential building block in modern software systems. We believe a similar functionality would be equally valuable to large distributed systems. In this paper, we introduce the concept of a Content-Addressable Network (CAN) as a distributed infrastructure that provides hash table-like functionality on Internet-like scales. The CAN is scalable, fault-tolerant and completely self-organizing, and we demonstrate its scalability, robustness and low-latency properties through simulation.
••22 May 2017
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors demonstrate that defensive distillation does not significantly increase the robustness of neural networks by introducing three new attack algorithms that are successful on both distilled and undistilled neural networks with 100% probability.
Abstract: Neural networks provide state-of-the-art results for most machine learning tasks. Unfortunately, neural networks are vulnerable to adversarial examples: given an input x and any target classification t, it is possible to find a new input x' that is similar to x but classified as t. This makes it difficult to apply neural networks in security-critical areas. Defensive distillation is a recently proposed approach that can take an arbitrary neural network, and increase its robustness, reducing the success rate of current attacks' ability to find adversarial examples from 95% to 0.5%.In this paper, we demonstrate that defensive distillation does not significantly increase the robustness of neural networks by introducing three new attack algorithms that are successful on both distilled and undistilled neural networks with 100% probability. Our attacks are tailored to three distance metrics used previously in the literature, and when compared to previous adversarial example generation algorithms, our attacks are often much more effective (and never worse). Furthermore, we propose using high-confidence adversarial examples in a simple transferability test we show can also be used to break defensive distillation. We hope our attacks will be used as a benchmark in future defense attempts to create neural networks that resist adversarial examples.
30 Jun 2002
TL;DR: This paper presents a meta-anatomy of the multi-Criteria Decision Making process, which aims to provide a scaffolding for the future development of multi-criteria decision-making systems.
Abstract: List of Figures. List of Tables. Preface. Foreword. 1. Basic Concepts. 2. Evolutionary Algorithm MOP Approaches. 3. MOEA Test Suites. 4. MOEA Testing and Analysis. 5. MOEA Theory and Issues. 3. MOEA Theoretical Issues. 6. Applications. 7. MOEA Parallelization. 8. Multi-Criteria Decision Making. 9. Special Topics. 10. Epilog. Appendix A: MOEA Classification and Technique Analysis. Appendix B: MOPs in the Literature. Appendix C: Ptrue & PFtrue for Selected Numeric MOPs. Appendix D: Ptrue & PFtrue for Side-Constrained MOPs. Appendix E: MOEA Software Availability. Appendix F: MOEA-Related Information. Index. References.