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Topic: "Johnny’s Journey Toward Usable Secure E-Mail"

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Prof. Dr. Alena Naiakshina has filled the professorship Developer Centered Security since November 2021.

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Successful appointment of the professorship for Information Security.

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Using so-called XS leaks, personal data can be accessed on the web. Many browsers are affected.

 

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The Heinz Nixdorf Foundation supports Clara Schneidewind's research group with 1.15 million euros.

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Topic: "Privacy-friendly presence and proximity tracing"

 

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From January 17 to March 18, 2022, an artist residency themed RE:SEARCHING IT SECURITY will be held at the CASA.

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Topic: "In Hardware We Trust? The Struggle, Challenges, and Future of Trusted Computing"

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From September 28 to 30, the CASA Retreat 2021 took place in Velen. Over the course of three days, participants were offered a varied program of lectures, poster sessions and networking opportunities.…

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After Prof. Dr. Thorsten Holz left the Ruhr-University Bochum after more than 11 years, there is now a new CASA speaker team, including Prof. Dr. Angela Sasse.

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The first Women in Security and Cryptography (WISC) workshop of the CASA cluster of excellence took place from 21-23 September 2021. WISC is a sister event of the renowned computer security conference…

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Cordial invitation to the next ITS regulars' table on Thursday, 7 October at 6 pm.

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The Cluster of Excellence CASA has launched a new event to promote outstanding female students and scientists.

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On Thursday, September 16, Professor Christof Paar received the City of Bochum's Ring of Honor for his commitment to IT security in Bochum.

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First SecHuman Winter School of the second funding period - in cooperation with CASA - on the focus "Gender and Diversity in Cybersecurity Research" takes place.

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For the first time since 1985, the RUB is founding a new faculty. As a focus of study and research, computer science is thus given a special status.

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Professor Amir Moradi from the Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security set a record in the history of the CHES conference.

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Logo eurobits Excellence Award

Since 2017, the European Competence Center for IT Security (eurobits e.V.), based in Bochum, Germany, has presented the annual eurobits Excellence Award to students who have written outstanding theses…

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Popular unlocking patterns are often in the shape of a letter – and are easy to guess. A bad thing if someone loses their mobile phone and it ends up in the wrong hands.

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For data protection reasons, the messaging app Signal is becoming ever more important. Unlike WhatsApp, the Signal app asks you to create a PIN during setup. But why?

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With an interdisciplinary team, the new advisory board strengthens the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI).

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From September 21-23, the CASA Cluster of Excellence will host the first-ever "Women in Security and Cryptography WISC" international workshop.

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Now the researcher has been admitted to the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts.

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Logging into an online shop without a password, using only the fingerprint? In this situation, it’s not surprising that users have the impression that their biometric data is transmitted to the…

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A research team has discovered a security gap in modern mobile phones that is very unlikely to have been created by accident. In fact, it should have been removed back in 2013.

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Topic: "Building Secure Key Exchange Protocols From Passwords".

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Cordial invitation to the next ITS regulars' table on Thursday, July 1 at 6 pm.

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Google's data collection becomes visible in My Activity.

Services like Google collect a lot of data about their users. Anyone can see the information that is stored about them. But that doesn’t scare users away. On the contrary.

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Filming for the ARD documentary also took place at HGI.

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A special feature in PDF documents makes it possible for two contractual parties to sign them digitally one after the other. However, the second party can also change the content of the contract…

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From September 21-23, the Cluster of Excellence CASA will host the first international "Women in Security and Cryptography Workshop (WISC)".

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Prof. Dr. Thorsten Holz explains why data protection and pandemic control are not mutually exclusive.

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Cordial invitation to the next ITS regulars' table on Thursday, May 6 at 6 pm.

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CASA scientists are conducting research in a project consortium.

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Novel software system vulnerability defenses.

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From Hardware Trojans to Cognitive Obfuscation.

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Registration is requested.

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The human factor in IT security.

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In our news series, we feature a Research Hub once a week.

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Franziska Herbert (Mobile Security) is the new decentralized Equal Opportunity Officer of the faculty ETIT.

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Registration is necessary.

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Most of the finalists in the NIST PQC standardizing process are members of CASA.

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China has the highest acceptance of usage.

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Elahe Sadeghi completed her planned internship at CASA online.

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The TLS encryption protocol is normally considered to be very safe - but a team of researchers at HGI has now discovered a vulnerability.

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CASA cordially invites you to the workshop for women*.

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Christof Beierle, Prof. Gregor Leander, and HGI guest scientist Yosuke Todo receive an award for their paper "Improved Differential-Linear Attacks with Applications to ARX Ciphers."

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For six years now, countless calls have been handled via the Voice over LTE telephone standard. The calls were not tap-proof.

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With their proposals the scientists contribute to a secure future of cryptography.

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In 2019, researchers from Bochum identified vulnerabilities in PDF signature that enabled them to manipulate the content of documents unnoticed.

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This method exposes fake images created by computer algorithms rather than by humans.

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Numerous scientists present their work at the conferences.

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“Alexa,” “Hey Siri,” “OK Google” – voice assistants are supposed to react to these triggers. But other words activate them, too.

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If a person was affected by Covid-19 or not influences the attitude towards the Corona Warning App.

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The contact tracing application of the German government had caused controversy earlier on.

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Researchers from Bochum and Karlsruhe analyse how faked phishing mails can raise awareness among employees...

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Further lectures by top-class scientists will follow in the next weeks

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"RAINCOAT - Randomization in Secure Nano-Scale Microarchitectures" is a joint work of Lucas Davi and Tim Güneysu.

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Digital courses continue.

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The CASA Summer School 2020 cannot take place in June due to Covid-19.

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The Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security has published a white paper on 5G and the associated challenges for IT security.

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The Talk of Kathrin Hövelmanns is held as a zoom webinar.

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Many CASA-members have also signed.

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Attackers can gain complete control over the chips and their functionalities via the vulnerability

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Article in "Forschung und Lehre".

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Interview with Prof. Angela Sasse und Prof. Thorsten Holz...

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How to reach the HGI/CASA office now.

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CASA/HGI Researchers investigated the usefulness.

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"Dezentrale Gleichstellung" ETIT and CASA invites you.

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The Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS) takes place from February 23 to 26.

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Top IT security researchers will talk about different aspects of Trojans in a unique holistic manner.

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Researchers advise to close the deficit soon with regard to the mobile phone standard 5G.

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According to media reports, CIA and BND have been spying on governments by selling manipulated encryption devices over a company called "Crypto AG"...

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The scientists have the highest number of publications at the leading computer security conferences in Europe.

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Holz was one of seven researchers worldwide to receive this award for his research on "Collaborative and Resilient Autonomous Systems".

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2019 was a good start for the equal opportunities in CASA.

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The CASA/HGI team wishes you and your family a peaceful Christmas time, peaceful holidays and a happy new year 2020!

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Between Christmas and New Year the "36C3" takes place in Leipzig...

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This year's workshop for "Elliptic Curve Cryptography" started on Monday, 2.12.2019, at the event centre of the Ruhr-University. The ECC 2019 is funded by CASA.

ECC is an annual workshop dedicated to…

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The new event format on career paths provides impulses for doctoral candidates in IT security.

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The Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology is looking for alumnae in the field of engineering sciences for the project "We are shaping the future: Women engineers in focus".

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A team of researchers from the Chair of Network and Data Security shows how how an attacker can exfiltrate the content without having the corresponding keys

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CASA promotes the participation of female researchers in the well-known congress.

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Information about the 14th interdisciplinary symposium of the working group Identity Protection on the Internet (a-i3)

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What sounds like a harmless piece of music to the human ear might be understood by a machine to be an instruction to perform a specific task.

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The event starts today, October 22, on 12.00 o'clock.

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The workshop was organized by Dr. Juraj Somorovsky (Chair for Network and Data Security).

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The EU campaign offers many exciting activities and events...

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Topic: „A human-centered approach to the secure application of cryptography“

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The media coverage of Google's possible quantum supremacy shows how relevant the research on quantum-resistant algorithms is. CASA-Scientists are in the vanguard of the competition for their…

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CASA scientists are investigating the use of cookie consent notices in a large study.

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The competition aims to find new lightweight cryptographic standards.

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For a collaboration with investigative journalists, Prof. Thorsten Holz from the Chair of System Security analyzed the source code of a malicious software that was presumably used in Turkey to spy on…

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Prof. Christof Paar, Dr. Amir Moradi and Thorben Moos were honored at the „Conference on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems 2019“...

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The event took place in May 2019.

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The "IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy" is the most prestigious conference within IT security...

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High-profile victims include the corporations Thyssen-Krupp and Bayer. In collaboration with researchers from Bochum, the broadcasting companies Bayerischer Rundfunk and NDR have now exposed…

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With his lecture on "Cyber and Hardware Security in the Age of Large-Scale Adversaries" he was able to take the present political scientists into the world of IT security...

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In cooperation with investigative journalists of the Süddeutsche Zeitung and the NDR, Prof. Dr. Thorsten Holz and doctoral student Moritz Contag have clarified the technical details behind "Operation…

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Prof. Dr. Christof Paar is an expert in applied cryptography at the Ruhr Universität Bochum (RUB) - and has been researching IT security for more than 20 years. Now the National Academy of Sciences…

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