It's not stealing if you need it: A panel on the ethics of performing research using public data of illicit origin

Serge Egelman, Joseph Bonneau, Sonia Chiasson, David Dittrich, Stuart Schechter

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Abstract

In a world where sensitive data can be published to a worldwide audience with the press of a button, researchers are increasingly making use of datasets that were publicized under questionable circumstances. In many cases, such research would otherwise not be possible. For instance, Weir et al. examined over thirty million user-generated passwords in order to observe the effects of entropy on password cracking [10].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFinancial Cryptography and Data Security - FC 2012 Workshops, USEC and WECSR 2012, Revised Selected Papers
Pages124-132
Number of pages9
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event16th International Conference on Financial Cryptography and Data Security, FC 2012 - Kralendijk, Bonaire, Netherlands
Duration: Mar 2 2012Mar 2 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7398 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other16th International Conference on Financial Cryptography and Data Security, FC 2012
CountryNetherlands
CityKralendijk, Bonaire
Period3/2/123/2/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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