UbiCrypt Annual Report 2013/14!

15.12.2014 - Dominik Baumgarten


UbiCrypt publishes its annual report 2013/14. The journal looks back at all scientific activities of the Research Training Group in the academic year 2013/14. The report contains an overview of all talks and publications, events, workshops and the entire research training program as well as the doctoral student's individual projects. While we're waiting for the report to come hot off press the online version is already available on the RTG's webpage.

Chair for NDS discovers security gaps in Cloud Applications

12.12.2014 - Dominik Baumgarten


The chair for net and data security (NDS) around Prof. Dr. Jörg Schwenk recently tested various cloud applications on possible security gaps. Special emphasis was put on OpenStack (Horizon), OpenNebula and Eucalyptus. All three applications contain weak points, which offer opportunities for attacks. All gaps are limited to certain areas such as administration zones or webpages with hidden malware. A new blog by NDS informs about current security gaps and suggests alternatives or provides support.

ACSAC Outstanding Paper Award for Acoustic CAPTCHAS

12.12.2014 - Dominik Baumgarten


On December 11 the "ACSAC Outstanding Paper Award" was granted in New Orleans. Hendrik Meutzner, Viet Hung Nguyen, Dorothea Kolossa and Thorsten Holz received the award for a paper on "Using Au­to­ma­tic Speech Re­co­gni­ti­on for At­ta­cking Acoustic CAPT­CHAs: The Tra­de-off bet­ween Usa­bi­li­ty and Se­cu­ri­ty". The work puts emphasis on the analysis of possible attacks on acoustic CAPTCHAs, the HGI scholars offer various solutions to avoid security gaps. We congratulate to this impressive honor!

"50 Years - 50 Faces" with Prof. Dr. Christof Paar

11.12.2014 - Dominik Baumgarten


RUB celebrates its 50th birthday in summer 2015 and is currently planning various festivities. To shorten the waiting time the documentary series "50 Years - 50 Faces", which portrays various people from all areas of the campus. One of them is Prof. Dr. Christof Paar, chair for Embedded Security and altenate director of the DFG-Research Training Group UbiCrypt. In this docu he gives insights into his daily life at RUB and the importance of always staying in touch with young researchers.

Florian Bergsma is th first UbiCrypt alumnus!

02.12.2014 - Dominik Baumgarten


The DFG-Research Training Group UbiCrypt celebrates its first alumnus! On November 28, 2014 Florian Bergsma successfully defended his dissertation. The PhD project on "Modeling and Analyzing Cryptographic Real-World Protocols" was supervised by Prof. Dr. Jörg Schwenk from the chair for NDS and Prof. Dr. Colin Boyd (QUT). UbiCrypt is very happy for Florian and cordially congratulates its first Dr.-Ing.!

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