Tavish Vaidya

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Voice interfaces are becoming more ubiquitous and are now the primary input method for many devices. We explore in this paper how they can be attacked with hidden voice commands that are unintelligible to human listeners but which are interpreted as commands by devices. We evaluate these attacks under two different threat models. In the black-box model, an(More)
This paper presents SplitStack, an architecture targeted at mitigating asymmetric DDoS attacks. These attacks are particularly challenging, since attackers can use a limited amount of resources to trigger exhaustion of a particular type of system resource on the server side. SplitStack resolves this by splitting the monolithic stack into many separable(More)
This position paper explores the threat to individual privacy due to the widespread use of consumer drones. Present day consumer drones are equipped with sensors such as cameras and microphones, and their types and numbers can be well expected to increase in future. Drone operators have absolute control on where the drones fly and what the on-board sensors(More)
Hands-free, voice-driven user input is gaining popularity, in part due to the increasing functionalities provided by intelligent digital assistances such as Siri, Cortana, and Google Now, and in part due to the proliferation of small devices that do not support more traditional, keyboard-based input. In this paper, we examine the gap in the mechanisms of(More)
To help users better understand the potential risks associated with publishing data publicly, and the types of data that can be inferred by combining data from multiple online sources, we introduce a novel information exposure detection framework that generates and analyzes the web footprints users leave across the social web. We propose to use(More)
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