Deepak Kumar

I am a second year computer science PhD student at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. I work with Michael Bailey in the NSRG. I'm broadly interested in computer security and privacy, through the lens of Internet-wide measurements. Specifically, I am interested in investigating how adversaries abuse Internet services to cause undue harm to end-users. From time to time, I contribute to the ZMap and Censys open source projects.

You can reach me via email, Twitter, LinkedIn or in person on campus. Some thoughts are here. Other loosely organized thoughts are here. My CV.


Publications
Deepak Kumar, Riccardo Paccagnella, Paul Murley, Eric Hennenfent, Joshua Mason, Adam Bates, Michael Bailey. Skill Squatting Attacks on Amazon Alexa. To appear in 27th USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Security '18), Baltimore, Maryland, August 15-17, 2018.

Yi Zhou, Deepak Kumar , Surya Bakshi, Joshua Mason, Andrew Miller, Michael Bailey. Erays: Reverse Engineering Ethereum's Opaque Smart Contracts. To appear in 27th USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Security '18), Baltimore, Maryland, August 15-17, 2018.

Dave (Jing) Tian, Nolen Scaife, Deepak Kumar, Michael Bailey, Adam Bates, Kevin R. Butler. SoK: “Plug & Pray” Today – Understanding USB Insecurity in Versions 1 through C. To appear in 39th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (Oakland '18), San Fransico, CA. May 21-23, 2018. [pdf]

Deepak Kumar, Zhengping Wang, Matthew Hyder, Joseph Dickinson, Joshua Mason, Michael Bailey, Gabrielle Beck, David Adrian, Zakir Durumeric, J. Alex Halderman. Tracking Certificate Misissuance in the Wild. To appear in 39th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (Oakland '18), San Francisco, CA. May 21-23, 2018. [pdf]

Manos Antonakakis, Tim April, Michael Bailey, Matt Bernhard, Elie Bursztein, Jaime Cochran, Zakir Durumeric, J. Alex Halderman, Luca Invernizzi, Michalis Kallitsis, Deepak Kumar, Chaz Lever, Zane Ma, Joshua Mason, Damian Menscher, Chad Seaman, Nick Sullivan, Kurt Thomas, Yi Zhou. Understanding the Mirai Botnet. In 26th USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Security '17), Vancouver, Canada, August 16-18, 2017. [pdf]

Deepak Kumar, Zane Ma, Zakir Durumeric, Ariana Mirian, Joshua Mason, Michael Bailey, and J. Alex Halderman. Security Challenges in an Increasingly Tangled Web. In 26th World Wide Web Conference (WWW'17). Perth, Australia. April 3 - 7, 2017. [pdf]

Talks
Security Challenges in an Increasingly Tangled Web (WWW'17) [key] [pdf]

Tracking Certificate Misissuance in the Wild (Oakland '18) [key] [pdf]