Steven Murdoch

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Dr. Steven Murdoch
Born Steven James Murdoch
Residence United Kingdom
Nationality British
Fields Security
Anonymous communication[1][2]
Chip and PIN
Europay, Master and Visa (EMV)[3]
Institutions Christ's College, Cambridge
Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge
Alma mater University of Cambridge
Thesis Covert channel vulnerabilities in anonymity systems (2008)
Doctoral advisor Markus Kuhn[4]
Known for Tor project[5]
EMV/Chip and PIN[6]

Steven James Murdoch is a security researcher at the Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge. 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).[3][7][8][9][10][11][12][13]


Murdoch was educated at the University of Cambridge completing a PhD on computer security supervised by Markus Kuhn in 2008.[2]


  1. ^ Murdoch, S. J.; Lewis, S. (2005). "Information Hiding". Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3727. p. 247. doi:10.1007/11558859_19. ISBN 978-3-540-29039-1.  |chapter= ignored (help) edit
  2. ^ a b Murdoch, Steven James (2008). Covert channel vulnerabilities in anonymity systems (PhD thesis). University of Cambridge. 
  3. ^ a b List of publications from Google Scholar
  4. ^ Steven Murdoch at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  5. ^ Murdoch, Steven J.; Danezis, George (2005). "2005 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (S&P'05)". p. 183. doi:10.1109/SP.2005.12. ISBN 0-7695-2339-0.  |chapter= ignored (help) edit
  6. ^ Murdoch, Steven J.; Drimer, Saar; Anderson, Ross; Bond, Mike (2010). "2010 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy". p. 433. doi:10.1109/SP.2010.33. ISBN 978-1-4244-6894-2.  |chapter= ignored (help) edit
  7. ^ Banking security, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge
  8. ^ Threat to chip-and-pin terminals, BBC News, 2 January 2010
  9. ^ Steven Murdoch from the Scopus bibliographic database.
  10. ^ Steven Murdoch from the ACM Portal
  11. ^ List of publications from the DBLP Bibliography Server
  12. ^ List of publications from Microsoft Academic Search
  13. ^ Steven Murdoch on Twitter