Corpus ID: 46931441

Rigging Research Results by Manipulating Top Websites Rankings

@article{Pochat2018RiggingRR,
  title={Rigging Research Results by Manipulating Top Websites Rankings},
  author={Victor Le Pochat and Tom van Goethem and Wouter Joosen},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2018},
  volume={abs/1806.01156}
}
  • Victor Le Pochat, Tom van Goethem, Wouter Joosen
  • Published in ArXiv 2018
  • Computer Science
  • Researchers often use rankings of popular websites when measuring security practices, evaluating defenses or analyzing ecosystems. However, little is known about the data collection and processing methodologies of these rankings. In this paper, we uncover how both inherent properties and vulnerabilities to adversarial manipulation of these rankings may affect the conclusions of security studies. To that end, we compare four main rankings used in recent studies in terms of their agreement with… CONTINUE READING

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