Steven Murdoch

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Dr. Steven Murdoch
Steven James Murdoch
ResidenceUnited Kingdom
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge
Known forTor project[1]
EMV/Chip and PIN[2]
Scientific career
Anonymous communication[3][4]
Chip and PIN
Europay, Master and Visa (EMV)[5]
InstitutionsComputer Science Department, University College London
ThesisCovert channel vulnerabilities in anonymity systems (2008)
Doctoral advisorMarkus Kuhn[6]

Steven James Murdoch is a security researcher in the Computer Science Department, University College London. His research covers privacy-enhancing technology, Internet censorship, and anonymous communication, in particular Tor, he is also known for discovering several vulnerabilities in the EMV bank chipcard payment system (Chip and PIN).[5][7][8][9][10][11][12]


Murdoch was educated at the University of Cambridge completing a PhD on computer security supervised by Markus Kuhn in 2008.[4]


  1. ^ Murdoch, Steven J.; Danezis, George (2005). "Low-Cost Traffic Analysis of Tor" (PDF). 2005 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (S&P'05). p. 183. doi:10.1109/SP.2005.12. ISBN 978-0-7695-2339-2.
  2. ^ Murdoch, Steven J.; Drimer, Saar; Anderson, Ross; Bond, Mike (2010). "Chip and PIN is Broken" (PDF). 2010 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy. p. 433. doi:10.1109/SP.2010.33. ISBN 978-1-4244-6894-2.
  3. ^ Murdoch, S. J.; Lewis, S. (2005). "Embedding Covert Channels into TCP/IP". Information Hiding. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. 3727. p. 247. CiteSeerX doi:10.1007/11558859_19. ISBN 978-3-540-29039-1.
  4. ^ a b Murdoch, Steven James (2008). Covert channel vulnerabilities in anonymity systems (PhD thesis). University of Cambridge.
  5. ^ a b Steven J. Murdoch publications indexed by Google Scholar Edit this at Wikidata
  6. ^ Steven J. Murdoch at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  7. ^ Banking security, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge
  8. ^ Threat to chip-and-pin terminals, BBC News, 2 January 2010
  9. ^ Murdoch, Steven J.'s publications indexed by the Scopus bibliographic database. (subscription required)
  10. ^ Steven J. Murdoch author profile page at the ACM Digital Library Edit this at Wikidata
  11. ^ Steven J. Murdoch at DBLP Bibliography Server Edit this at Wikidata
  12. ^ List of publications from Microsoft Academic