Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Safe Execution of (Untrusted) Applications Downloaded From the Internet

Student Seminar
Speaker: N.V. Narendra Kumar (School of Technology and Computer Science Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Homi Bhabha Road Navy Nagar Mumbai 400005)
Organiser: Naqueeb Ahmad Warsi
Date: Friday, 4 Apr 2014, 14:30 to 16:00
Venue: D-405 (D-Block Seminar Room)

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Abstract:  Abstract: From a security perspective, in the current age where malware (malicious software) distribution is rampant, it is dangerous to execute programs downloaded from the internet. However, from the perspective of usability, we all would love to freely share data and programs and use them. In this talk, we shall try to understand (i) the drawbacks of current security systems and (ii) the foundations of systems which enable us to realize the goal of freely sharing data and code with untrusted partners without compromising the security.