My name is Alexandros Kapravelos and I'm an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at North Carolina State University. I am a member of the Wolfpack Security and Privacy Research (WSPR) Lab and the faculty mentor of HackPack.

I'm looking for excited and motivated students to work with. PhD applications at NCSU are due in December (link).

Research Interests

My research interests span the areas of systems and software security. I am in particular interested in protecting the browser at all levels, from designing a secure browser architecture to measuring and understanding large-scale Internet attacks. Understanding how the web works and evolves over time and how we can make it more secure for the users is my current research focus.

Publications

  1. Cloak of Visibility: Detecting When Machines Browse A Different Web
    Luca Invernizzi, Kurt Thomas, Alexandros Kapravelos, Oxana Comanescu, Jean-Michel Picod, Elie Bursztein
    Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, 2016
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  2. Ad Injection at Scale: Assessing Deceptive Advertisement Modifications
    Kurt Thomas, Elie Bursztein, Chris Grier, Grant Go, Nav Jagpal, Alexandros Kapravelos, Damon Mccoy, Antonio Nappa, Vern Paxson, Paul Pearce, Niels Provos, Moheeb Abu Rajab
    Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, 2015
    [PDF] [Bibtex]
  3. The Dark Alleys of Madison Avenue: Understanding Malicious Advertisements
    Apostolis Zarras, Alexandros Kapravelos, Gianluca Stringhini, Thorsten Holz, Chris Kruegel, Giovanni Vigna
    Proceedings of the Internet Measurement Conference (IMC), 2014
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  4. Hulk: Eliciting Malicious Behavior in Browser Extensions
    Alexandros Kapravelos, Chris Grier, Neha Chachra, Chris Kruegel, Giovanni Vigna, Vern Paxson
    Proceedings of USENIX Security Symposium, 2014
    [PDF] [Bibtex]
  5. PExy: The other side of Exploit Kits
    Giancarlo De Maio, Alexandros Kapravelos, Yan Shoshitaishvili, Chris Kruegel, Giovanni Vigna
    Proceedings of the Conference on Detection of Intrusions and Malware & Vulnerability Assessment (DIMVA), 2014
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  6. Cookieless Monster: Exploring the Ecosystem of Web-based Device Fingerprinting
    Nick Nikiforakis, Alexandros Kapravelos, Wouter Joosen, Chris Kruegel, Frank Piessens, Giovanni Vigna
    Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, 2013
    [PDF] [Bibtex]
  7. Revolver: An Automated Approach to the Detection of Evasive Web-based Malware
    Alexandros Kapravelos, Yan Shoshitaishvili, Marco Cova, Chris Kruegel, Giovanni Vigna
    Proceedings of the USENIX Security Symposium, 2013
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  8. You Are What You Include: Large-scale Evaluation of Remote JavaScript Inclusions
    Nick Nikiforakis, Luca Invernizzi, Alexandros Kapravelos, Steven Van Acker, Wouter Joosen, Chris Kruegel, Frank Piessens, Giovanni Vigna
    Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), 2012
    [PDF] [Bibtex]
  9. Escape from Monkey Island: Evading High-Interaction Honeyclients
    Alexandros Kapravelos, Marco Cova, Chris Kruegel, Giovanni Vigna
    Proceedings of the Conference on Detection of Intrusions and Malware & Vulnerability Assessment (DIMVA), 2011
    [PDF] [Bibtex]
  10. D(e|i)aling with VoIP: Robust Prevention of Dial Attacks
    Alexandros Kapravelos, Jason Polakis, Elias Athanasopoulos, Sotiris Ioannidis, Evangelos P. Markatos
    Proceedings of the European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS), 2010
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  11. Realistic Passive Packet Loss Measurement for High-Speed Networks
    Ales Friedl, Sven Ubik, Alexandros Kapravelos, Michalis Polychronakis, Evangelos P. Markatos
    Proceedings of the International Workshop on Traffic Monitoring and Analysis (TMA), 2009
    [PDF] [Bibtex]
  12. FleXConf: A Flexible Conference Assistant Using Context-Aware Notification Services
    Nikos Armenatzoglou, Yannis Marketakis, Lito Kriara, Elias Apostolopoulos, Vicky Papavasiliou, Dimitris Kampas, Alexandros Kapravelos, Eythimis Kartsonakis, Giorgos Linardakis, Sofia Nikitaki, Antonis Bikakis, Grigoris Antoniou
    Proceedings of the IEEE Workshop on Context Aware Mobile Systems (CAMS), 2009
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  13. Passive end-to-end packet loss estimation for grid traffic monitoring
    Antonis Papadogiannakis, Alexandros Kapravelos, Michalis Polychronakis, Evangelos P. Markatos, Augusto Ciuffoletti
    Proceedings of the CoreGRID Integration Workshop, 2006
    [PDF] [Bibtex]

Contact

Alexandros Kapravelos
Office: 3258 Engineering Building II
Address: 890 Oval Dr., Raleigh, NC 27695-8206, USA
Email: akaprav at ncsu.edu