Research

Investigating the Efficacy of User Access-Control Solutions on Smartphones

Investigating the Efficacy of User Access-Control Solutions on Smartphones

The incumbent all-or-nothing model of access control on smartphones has been known to dissatisfy users, due to high overhead (both cognitive and physical) and lack of device-sharing support. Several alternative models have been proposed. However, their efficacy has not been evaluated and compared empirically, due to a lack of detailed quantitative data on users’ authorization […]

SoK: The Dual Nature of Technology in Sexual Abuse

SoK: The Dual Nature of Technology in Sexual Assault

This paper systematizes and contextualizes the existing body of knowledge on technology’s dual nature regarding sexual abuse: facilitator of it and assistant to its prevention, reporting, and restriction. By reviewing 224 research papers, we identified 10 characteristics of technology that facilitate sexual abuse: covertness, publicness, anonymity, evolution, boundlessness, reproducibility, accessibility, indispensability, malleability, and opaqueness. We […]

Challenges with Chrome’s Compromised Credential Notification

Challenges with Chrome’s Compromised Credential Notification

The widespread availability of usernames and passwords exposed by data breaches remains a big threat to users and organizations. In response, browsers such as Chrome started alerting users when their credentials appear in breaches. Specifically, whenever a user signs in to or registers on a site, a pop-up notification is triggered if the credentials used […]

Users’ Expectations, Experiences, and Concerns With COVID-19 Exposure Notification App

Users’ Expectations, Experiences, and Concerns With COVID-19 Exposure Notification App

Our study about users’ expectations, experiences, and concerns with the COVID Alert app has been accepted by CSCW 2022.

What Affected The Adoption of Information Tracking Solutions During COVID-19 Pandemic?

What Affected The Adoption of Information Tracking Solutions During COVID-19 Pandemic?

Our study about the factors that influence people’s adoption intention of COVID-19 information tracking solutions has been accepted by CHIIR 2022.