All submissions must be typed and submitted as PDF files; handwritten assignments and non-PDF files will not be accepted.
Unless otherwise specified, submit homeworks online at the following URL: https://catalyst.uw.edu/collectit/dropbox/kohno/25402.
At the top of your assignment, please
be sure to write your
name, email address, UWNetID,
the homework assignment number (e.g. "Homework 1"),
due date, any references that you used (besides the course texts and assigned
readings), and the names of any people that you discussed the assignment with.
Please note that the future schedule is for approximate planning purposes only. The future schedule is subject to change based on our progress and other factors.
Non-graded Immediate Tasks (Start of Quarter)
- Join class mailing list
Due: January 9.
- Sign ethics form
Due: January 17 (at the end of section). (Must be on time, late policy does not apply.)
CSE M 584 Research Component
If you are enrolled in CSE M 584, then you must also read the following papers
and submit written reviews by the specified deadline. Late submissions will
not be accepted. Your evaluations should have the following form:
- Your name.
- Paper title and author(s).
- What problem does the paper address?
- Two (or more) most important new ideas in the paper, and why.
- What is the approach used to solve the problem?
- How does the paper support or otherwise justify its arguments and conclusions?
- Two ways the paper could be improved, and why.
- Two important, open research questions on the topic, and why they matter.
You must submit evaluations as a PDF file. You should upload the
evaluations to the online Catalyst system: https://catalyst.uw.edu/collectit/dropbox/kohno/25402.
Your evaluation for each reading must be less than one page
long, be single-spaced, use 12pt font, and have at least 1 inch
margins; We expect for most paper evaluations to be approximately 1/2
to 3/4 pages long.
You are welcome to, and in fact encouraged to, discuss the papers with
other students in the class. However, you must write the evaluations on your
- Jan 15, 5pm, "Re: CAPTCHAs -- Understanding CAPTCHA-Solving Services in an Economic Context" (Usenix Security 2010)
- Jan 22, 5pm, "Pacemakers and Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators: Software Radio Attacks and Zero-Power Defenses" (IEEE Security and Privacy 2008)
- Jan 29, 5pm, "Comprehensive Experimental Analyses of Automotive Attack Surfaces" (Usenix Security 2011)
- Feb 5, 5pm, "The quest to replace passwords: A framework for comparative evaluation of web authentication schemes" (Oakland 2012)
- Feb 12, 5pm, "Detecting and Defending Against Third-Party Tracking on the Web" (NSDI 2012)
- Feb 19, 5pm, "App Isolation: Get the Security of Multiple Browsers with Just One" (CCS 2011)
- Feb 26, 5pm, "Analyzing Inter-Application Communications in Android" (MobiSys 2011)
- March 12, 5pm, "Tor: The Second-Generation Onion Router" (USENIX Security 2004)