Last night Adam Doupé wrote up his description on our Execution After Redirect Vulnerability which I wanted to link my followers to. Adam’s primary focus on this project has been adapting a static ruby analyzer to find instances of the EAR vulnerability in thousands of Ruby-On-Rails projects from github. It’s rather exciting.
In other news I was one of four recipients of the 2010-2011 UCSB Academic Senate Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. Today there was an awards ceremony where I received my first pre-framed certificate. I am very honored to have won this award especially given that I am the first student in the Computer Science Department to win it. It’s a very cool feeling, however, as a friend put it, with great acknowledgement come greater expectations. I hope to exceed those expectations.