My research is on computer security and applied cryptography with a specific attention to web, game and mobile security.
Almost one in five US Internet users report that one of their online accounts had been comprised at some point. That is the result of the study I conducted using Google Consumer Surveys. This a much higher percentage than I imagined and it emphasizes how pervasive account compromises are.Read more >>
Teens and college-age kids like Chrome. Their grandparents would rather use Internet Explorer.
That’s an exaggeration, but not much of one: a survey I recently conducted shows that approximately half of Americans 45 years or older prefer Internet Explorer, with the remainder of senior citizens opting for Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Opera, in that order.Read more >>
When asked what type of online account is the most valuable to you, 45% of the population choose their email accounts over their banking, social network and gaming accounts. Younger generations start favoring social network over email. Women seem more into social networks, men into gaming.Read more >>
19% of users feel the need to conceal some of their browsing activity.
Women use their browser private mode mainly for searching information and shopping, Men for various activities including searching information, looking up people and adult sites.
Over the last few weeks, except for RSA, you might have noticed I have been very quiet. The reason behind my silence was that I was changing job and getting settled in a new appartement in Mountain-View. I am now a research scientist at Google where I will work on trying to fix the Internet with a bunch of super smart people. To celebrate this transition and make it official, I thought it was a good idea to re-vamp my website. Working on a new version, made me realized that I have been running this website for over 10 years so I thought it would be fun to do a retrospective of some of the site previous versions and its evolution. Let’s get back in time !Read more >>