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Members of the RUB CTF team took part in the "Hack-A-Sat" competition together with other German students and researchers.

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

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Also this year students get the opportunity to network with first-class employers.

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Numerous scientists present their work at the conferences.

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

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elektronikpraxis.vogel.de - "Fake-Bilder anhand von Frequenzanalysen erkennen"
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digitec.ch - "Fertig Fake-News? Computer erkennt Deep Fakes"
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wdr.de - "Thorsten Holz zu Gast im Studio"
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security-insider.de - "Inhalte von signiertem PDF unbemerkt veränderbar"
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computerworld.ch - "Sprachassistenten hören öfter mit als gedacht"
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deutschlandfunk.de - "Signierte PDF-Dokumente sind immer noch nicht sicher"
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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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In 2019, researchers from Bochum identified vulnerabilities in PDF signature that enabled them to manipulate the content of documents unnoticed. Now, the team has shown that the countermeasures implemented since then are hardly effective.

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

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