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RYAN TOROK, Graduate Student in the Princeton Computer Science

Major: Computer Science

College/Employer: Princeton

Year of Graduation: 2023

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hi, my name is Ryan Torok, and I am a graduate student in the Princeton Computer Science department, studying computer security and computer systems. My research focuses on web security, cloud security, and privacy-enhancing technologies, but I also love breaking software.

Past Classes

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M770: How Computers Get Hacked in Splash 2023 (Apr. 22, 2023)
Have you ever wondered how computers get hacked? We all hear on the news about large companies suffering cyberattacks, but rarely does the media explain exactly how these attacks happen or how companies respond to them. In this talk, we'll cover some of the famous cyberattacks and software bugs from computing history, and talk about some exploit techniques that allow hackers to break the boundaries of what software is intended to do, along with some live exploit demos. We'll also discuss how these techniques can be applied to attack web browsers, system software, and even your gaming consoles.