Selected Publications

The following are some of my peer-reviewed publications. For proper citations (and complete list) of my publications, please refer to Google Scholar.

  1. Security and Privacy in IoT Using Machine Learning and Blockchain: Threats and Countermeasures
    Nazar Waheed, Xiangjian He, Muhammad Ikram, Muhammad Usman, Saad Sajid Hashmi, Muhammad Usman
    In ACM Comput. Surv., Vol. 53, No. 3, 2020.

  2. iOS, Your OS, Everybody’s OS: Vetting and Analyzing Network Services of iOS Apps
    Zhushou Tang, Ke Tang, Minhui Xue, Yuan Tian, Sen Chen, Muhammad Ikram, Tielei Wang, Haojin Zhu
    In the 29th Usenix Security Symposium (Usenix Security), 2020.

  3. Measuring and Analysing the Chain of Implicit Trust: A Study of Third-party Resources Loading
    Muhammad Ikram, Rahat Masood, Gareth Tyson, Mohamed Ali Kaafar, Roya Ensafi
    In ACM Transaction on Privacy and Security (TOPS), 2020.

  4. Decentralized Control: A Case Study of Russia
    Reethika Ramesh, Ram Sundara Raman, Matthew Bernhard, Victor Ongkowijaya, Leonid Evdokimov, Anne Edmundson, Steven Sprecher, Muhammad Ikram, and Roya Ensafi
    In NDSS, 2020.

  5. A Decade of Mal-Activity Reporting: A Retrospective Analysis of Internet Malicious Activity Blacklists
    Benjamin Zi Hao Zhao, Muhammad Ikram, Hassan Asghar, Mohamed Ali Kaafar, Abdelberi Chaabane, and Kanchana Thilakarathna
    In AsiaCCS, 2019. [Best Paper Award]

  6. The Chain of Implicit Trust: An Analysis of the Web Third-party Resources Loading
    Muhammad Ikram, Rahat Masood, Gareth Tyson, Mohamed Ali Kaafar, Noha Loizon, and Roya Ensafi
    In WWW, 2019.

  7. Incognito: A Method for Obfuscating Web Data
    Rahat Masood, Dinusha Vatsalan, Muhammad Ikram and Mohamed Ali Kaafar
    In WWW, 2018.

  8. Measuring, Characterizing, Detecting Facebook Like Farms
    Muhammad Ikram, Lucky Onwuzurike, Shehroze Farooqi, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Arik Friedman, Guillaume Jourjon, Mohamed Ali Kaafar and Zubair Shafiq
    In ACM Transaction on Privacy and Security (TOPS), 2017.

  9. A First Look at Ad Blocking Apps
    Muhammad Ikram and Mohamed Ali Kaafar
    In NCA, 2017.

  10. Towards Seamless Tracking-Free Web: Improved Detection of Trackers via One-class Learning
    Muhammad Ikram, Hassan Jameel Asghar, Mohamed Ali Kaafar, Balachander Krishnamurthy, and Anirban Mahanti
    In PETS, 2017.

  11. An analysis of the Privacy and Security Risks of Android VPN Permission-enabled Apps
    Muhammad Ikram, Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, Suranga Seneviratne, Mohamed Ali Kaafar, and Vern Paxson
    In IMC, 2016.