The MESS Lab is a security lab at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. Our research focuses on Machine Learning, Embedded Systems, and Software/Systems Security. The MESS Lab is part of the NYU Center for Cybersecurity.


Nov 6, 2021 MESS Lab members had two papers accepted at the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (S&P/Oakland)! IRQDebloat: Reducing Driver Attack Surface in Embedded Devices by Zhenghao Hu and Brendan Dolan-Gavitt and Asleep at the Keyboard? Assessing the Security of GitHub Copilot’s Code Contributions by Hammond Pearce, Baleegh Ahmad, Benjamin Tan, Brendan Dolan-Gavitt, and Ramesh Karri will be presented at the conference in May 2022. Congrats to everyone involved, particularly Baleegh and Zhenghao for their first Oakland papers!

Oct 6, 2021 We ran ChaffCTF, a small capture the flag (CTF) competition based around Chaff Bugs! Zhenghao Hu did a writeup about how the ChaffCTF challenges were created and how to solve them.