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Tadayoshi Kohno
CSE 599
Seattle Campus

Special Topics in Computer Science

Studies of emerging areas and specialized topics in computer science.

Class description

This course surveys some of the hot topics in the field of computer security. Topics may include: usability; DRM; electronic voting; security for ubiquitous devices, including RFIDs; phishing; spyware; botnets; information leakage, fingerprinting, and sidechannel attacks; biometrics; and methods for involving humans in security protocols (like CAPTCHAs). Since security involves a delicate balance between attacker and defender, we will study these topics from both sides of the security arms race.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Pim Lustig
Date: 09/08/2006