POSTER: Secure chat for the masses? User-centered security to the rescue

Ruba Abu-Salma, M. Angela Sasse, Joseph Bonneau, Matthew Smith

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Abstract

In light of recent revelations of mass state surveillance of phone and Internet communications, many solutions now claim to provide secure messaging. These include both a broad range of new projects and several widely adopted applications that have added security features. However, despite the demand for better solutions, there is no clear winner in the race for widespread development and deployment of messaging products. Recently, the Electronic Frontier Foundation evaluated dozens of messaging tools based on security best practices, and publicized the results via the Secure Messaging Scorecard. Our goal is to expand the scorecard by evaluating messaging tools on a range of usefulness (utility and usability) attributes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCCS 2015 - Proceedings of the 22nd ACM SIGSAC Conference on Computer and Communications Security
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages1623-1625
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781450338325
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 12 2015
Event22nd ACM SIGSAC Conference on Computer and Communications Security, CCS 2015 - Denver, United States
Duration: Oct 12 2015Oct 16 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security
Volume2015-October
ISSN (Print)1543-7221

Other

Other22nd ACM SIGSAC Conference on Computer and Communications Security, CCS 2015
CountryUnited States
CityDenver
Period10/12/1510/16/15

Keywords

  • Secure messaging
  • Usable security
  • User-centered security

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Abu-Salma, R., Sasse, M. A., Bonneau, J., & Smith, M. (2015). POSTER: Secure chat for the masses? User-centered security to the rescue. In CCS 2015 - Proceedings of the 22nd ACM SIGSAC Conference on Computer and Communications Security (pp. 1623-1625). (Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security; Vol. 2015-October). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2810103.2810126