UC Santa Barbara
Analyzing and Defending Against Evolving Web Threats
- Author(s): Kapravelos, Alexandros
- Advisor(s): Vigna, Giovanni
- Kruegel, Christopher
- et al.
The browser has evolved from a simple program that displays static web pages into a continuously-changing platform that is shaping the Internet as we know it today. The fierce competition among browser vendors has led to the introduction of a plethora of features in the past few years. At the same time, it remains the de facto way to access the Internet for billions of users. Because of such rapid evolution and wide popularity, the browser has attracted attackers, who pose new threats to unsuspecting Internet surfers.
In this dissertation, I present my work on securing the browser against
current and emerging threats. First, I discuss my work on honeyclients,