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Authors and coauthors 2010:

Alexander Saichev (1), Didier Sornette (1), Jonathan Smith (1), Matt Blaze (1), Sandy Clark (1), Stefan Frei (3), Thomas Duebendorfer (1), Thomas Kristensen (1), Thomas Maillart (1)

Familiarity Breeds Contempt: The Honeymoon Effect and The Role of Legacy Code in Zero-Day Vulnerabilities

Sandy Clark, Stefan Frei, Matt Blaze, Jonathan Smith
Our analysis of software vulnerability data, including up to a decade of data for several versions of the most popular operating systems, server applications and user applications (both open and closed source), shows that properties extrinsic to the software play a much greater role in the rate of vulnerability ..

December 6, 2010, ACSAC 2010
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Quantification of deviations from rationality with heavy-tails in human dynamics

Thomas Maillart, Didier Sornette, Stefan Frei, Thomas Duebendorfer, Alexander Saichev
The dynamics of technological, economic and social phenomena is controlled by how humans organize their daily tasks in response to both endogenous and exogenous stimulations. The general validity of the power law and the nature of other regimes remain unsettled. Using anonymized data collected by Google ..

July 23, 2010, arXiv
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The Security Exposure Of Software Portfolios

Stefan Frei, Thomas Kristensen
In this paper, we examine the software portfolio of the average user based on empirical data from over two million users frequently scanning their systems with Secunias Personal Software Inspector (PSI). We demonstrate, that the complexity and frequency of the actions required to keep a typical end-user ..

March 1, 2010, RSA
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