The power of cyber attacks - a commentary by Prof. Thorsten Holz

05.11.2015 - Dominik Baumgarten


Since the discovery of the malware Stuxnet it became more and more obviousthat the use of attacking software can be a low-cost but highly efficient method to conquer (illegal) political interests and desires. Prof. Thorsten Holz from the HGI comments on the potential danger of a cyberwar and the current status of the preventive IT-Security measurements on the German side. The commentary can be read online on the pages of RUBIN.

Video-footage from the latest crypto workshop

05.11.2015 - Dominik Baumgarten


After presenting the "Workshop on Tools for Asymmetric Cryptanalysis" in Bochum on October 8,2015, the Chair for Cryptology and IT-Security (CITS) now published a channel on Youtube to feature some filmic footage of the individual talks. The program contains presentations Martin Albrecht, Thomas Johansson, Thijs Laarhoven, Daniel Dadush und Léo Ducas. The CITS group wishes a lot of fun watching these inspiring contributions!

FSE 2016 at HGI

01.10.2015 - Dominik Baumgarten


From March 20-23, 2016 the Horst Görtz Institute invites to the "23rd Workshop on Fast Software Encryption (FSE 2016)", which will be held at Ruhr-University Bochum. The workshop puts emphasis on current questions on Symmetric Cryptographie as well as Design and Analyse of Block Ciphers. Interested young scholars are warmly invited to also join the ECRYPT CSA & UbiCrypt Spring School SYMMETRIC CRYPTOGRAPHY (March 17-19, 2016).

SmartTvs and unwanted filmmaking

04.09.2015 - Dominik Baumgarten


Our HGI scholar Marcus Niemietz and his team from the Chair for Net and Data Security tested the security of smarttvs in their latest study. Via W-LAN or USB-device these smart televisions can easily be hacked, which could for example activate the integrated webcam and with this give unwanted insights into one's private space. First analogue trick to prohibit others from unwanted insights: a piece of tape across the camera-lense!

CITS organizes Crypto workshop

26.08.2015 - Dominik Baumgarten


Our Chair for Cryptology and IT Security (CITS) organizes the "Workshop on Tools for Asymmetric Cryptanalysis" on October 8, 2015. The event is funded by ECRYPT CSA Network and focusses on the topic from a broad and international perspecctive. Therefore, both software and hardware aspects and the according tools will be discussed. Interested scholars from all related areas of research are warmly invited to participate.

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