Safe Execution of (Untrusted) Applications Downloaded From the Internet


N.V. Narendra Kumar


School of Technology and Computer Science
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Homi Bhabha Road
Navy Nagar
Mumbai 400005


Friday, 4 April 2014, 14:30 to 16:00


  • D-405 (D-Block Seminar Room)


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.