Vern Paxson

Vern Paxson

Title
Professor
Department
Division of Computer Science/EECS
Research Expertise and Interest
network security, internet measurement
Research Description

Large-scale compromise of Internet hosts: botnets & worms; criminalization of Internet attacks; "underground economy". Network intrusion detection/prevention: application analysis, high performance, hardware & multicore support, evasion, resource management, operational deployment, forensics, inter-site coordination. Censorship and illicit surveillance. Network troubleshooting. Characterization of enterprise traffic. Network trace anonymization and mediated analysis.

In the News

March 18, 2016

Three new Signatures Innovation Fellows announced

Three faculty members have been selected as 2016-17 Signatures Innovation Fellows, receiving as much as $100,000 per year each for up to two years to pursue commercially promising data science and software projects.

In the News

March 18, 2016

Three new Signatures Innovation Fellows announced

Three faculty members have been selected as 2016-17 Signatures Innovation Fellows, receiving as much as $100,000 per year each for up to two years to pursue commercially promising data science and software projects.

Featured in the Media

Please note: The views and opinions expressed in these articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or positions of UC Berkeley.
August 5, 2020
Lily Hay Newman
Researchers at a conference this week will present "darn subtle" flaws in industry-wide protections used to ensure that emails come from the address they claim to. They have found 18 instances of what they call "evasion exploits" that create loopholes and make it easier for attackers to make phishing scams harder to detect. "I think I'm a savvy, educated user, and the reality is, no, that's actually not enough," says Vern Paxson, a researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, who worked on the study. "Even users who are pretty savvy are going to look at the indicators that Gmail or Hotmail or others provide and be fooled," Paxson says.
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