Dr M.G.C. Acar (Gunes)
Assistant professor - Digital Security
Assistant professor - Interdisciplinary Hub for Digitalization and Society
6525 EC NIJMEGEN
Internal postal code: 47
6500 GL NIJMEGEN
I conduct large-scale empirical studies of security and privacy threats from websites, mobile apps and IoT devices, with a special emphasis on novel online tracking mechanisms.
I also study anonymous communication networks such as Tor, and investigate deceptive and manipulative (dark) design patterns.
- Leaky Forms: A Study of Email and Password Exfiltration Before Form Submission. A. Senol, G. Acar, M. Humbert, F. Z. Borgesius. In Proceedings of the 31st USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX), 2022. Full text
- IoT Inspector: Crowdsourcing Labeled Network Traffic from Smart Home Devices at Scale. D. Yuxing Huang, N. Apthorpe, F. Li, G. Acar, and N. Feamster. In Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies 4(2), 14 pages, 2020. Full text
- No boundaries: data exfiltration by third parties embedded on web pages. G. Acar, S. Englehardt, and A. Narayanan. In Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies 2020(4), 19 pages, 2020. Full text
- Dark Patterns at Scale: Findings from a Crawl of 11K Shopping Websites. A. Mathur, G. Acar, M. Chetty, M. Friedman, E. Lucherini, J. Mayer, and A. Narayanan. In Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction 3, ACM, pp. 81:1-81:32, 2019 Full text
- The Web never forgets: Persistent tracking mechanisms in the wild. G. Acar, C. Eubank, S. Englehardt, M. Juarez, A. Narayanan, and C. Diaz. In ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security, ACM, pp. 674-689, 2014. Full text
Research grants and prizes
- Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, FWO, Research Foundation - Flanders (2019-2021)