ETAS CEO Friedhelm Pickhard is particularly committed to location development in the area of cyber security - for which the Ruhr University has now honored its alumnus.

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An attack against speech recognition systems with manipulated audio files used to work only via a data interface. Now, all it takes is playing the secret messages via loudspeakers.

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Researchers from Ruhr-Universität Bochum and FH Münster have demonstrated that attackers are able to manipulate and decrypt encrypted PDF documents, once opened by a legitimate user.

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

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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 opposition members...

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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 “Winnti’s” tactics...

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In cooperation with investigative journalists of the Süddeutsche Zeitung and NDR as well as the New York Times and the Guardian, Prof. Dr. Thorsten Holz and doctoral student Moritz Contag evaluated the data.

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International Cluster for Cyber Security – short CASA – will be officially launched in Bochum.

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Researchers at the Horst Görtz Institute at the Ruhr University Bochum have succeeded in modifying the contents of signed PDF documents without invalidating the signature of the file

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The L and Z shapes are the most popular. And most unsafe...

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The secUnity map provides a comprehensive overview of current IT security research in Germany...

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In hardly any other area is the security of data and the prevention of unauthorized access...

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The IT-security map provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the player in different areas of IT-security…

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The focus of the conversation was the expansion of IT-Security relations…

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The new Max Planck Institute will be an important partner for the Ruhr-Universität...

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Dr. h. c. Horst Görtz received the Honorary Award 2018 from the Marketing Club Bochum...

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Prof Dr Sascha Fahl is honoured with the Curious Mind Research Award 2018...

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In a networked home, everything is controlled by voice or by pressing a smartphone button. But so far little thought has been given to who should be able to press which buttons...

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Major success in Bochum: two Clusters of Excellence go to Ruhr-Universität...

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Researchers can hide secret commands for voice assistants in spoken sentences, birds’ twittering, or music...

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Most notably, the number of cookie notices has skyrocketed. However, they often do not meet the legal requirements...

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In collaboration with colleagues from Opole University in Poland, researchers at the HGI have demonstrated that the Internet protocol “IPsec” is vulnerable to attacks...

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In IT security, users play a pivotal role. Angela Sasse was among the first researchers to hold this view...

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Attackers are able to not only monitor who visits which web pages, but also to reroute users to scam websites. At present, there are no ways to guarantee secure mobile communication.

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Security gaps in the standard encryptions enable attackers to read confidential emails.

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In future, this technology might help verify if countries abide by disarmament treaties...

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For his work on the role of human in IT security and data protection Prof Dr Sascha Fahl is honoured with the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize 2018...

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A visit from the Minister: Work on a new North Rhine-Westphalian Research Training Group on cyber security has commenced...

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The widely used navigation system GPS is susceptible to cyber-attacks. This is an increasing danger, particularly for aviation...

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A team of researchers at the Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security (HGI) at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum have demonstrated that unauthorized participants can sneak into Whatsapp group chats without being invited by the group’s administrator...

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The starting pistol for the “Start-up Incubator” project at the Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security (HGI) at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) was fired on 1 December 2017. The goal: to encourage the founding of innovative, IT security start-ups in Bochum and to actively support spin-offs...

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Rewarding security

The German IT-Security Prize has been handed out for the 7th time – a total of €200,000 has been awarded to the best innovations in IT security from Germany...

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Wind farms are controlled at least partly via the mobile phone network. This carries with it a number of risks...

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IT security experts from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) and the University of California, San Diego and the Lübeck-based IT specialist Felix Domke have developed a tool to automatically detect fraudulent software in cars’ engine control units...

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The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has recognised Physec, a spin-off of the HGI at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), as part of its “Digital Innovations Start-up Competition”...

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