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Encryption for everyone

End-to-end encryption ensures that only sender and recipient are able to read messages in plain text. Fraunhofer SIT’s Volksverschlüsselung simplifies the distribution of cryptographic codes in such a way that even a layman is able to manage it easily.


App security testing tool

Most apps, be they for internet shopping, gaming or social networking, are aimed at private users. But there are hidden risks for businesses. A new test framework will help to uncover gaps in app security and detect malware.


Study: On the Security of Cloud Storage Services

The security of cloud storage services is often inadequate. This is the result of a study by the Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology, that tested various providers.


Open Doors with your Smartphone

Keys in your Smartphone
Key2Share is a smartphone solution for NFC-enabled locks. It turns smartphones into door openers for cars, hotel rooms and offices. Access rights can be flexibly managed with a smartphone app. A special security architecture on the smartphone protects cryptographic keys from malware.


Analysis Tool for Android Apps

Many mobile applications have serious safety deficiencies. To make a detailed examination of the security features of Android apps more efficiently, Fraunhofer SIT together with the TU Darmstadt has developed CodeInspect. This tool can quickly detect vulnerabilities and malware in the program code.

TrueCrypt is safer than expected

The Fraunhofer SIT has analyzed the encryption software TrueCrypt in terms of security vulnerabilities – the result: only in very rare cases, the cryptographic functions are vulnerable. The complete results of the safety study that Fraunhofer SIT has created under contract to the Federal Office for Security in Information Technology BSI are summarized in a report.

Security by SDN

With Software-Defined Networking, companies are able to organize their networks more efficiently by controlling programmable network components via software. With OrchSec (Orchestrator for Security Applications) Fraunhofer SIT has developed an SDN-based network security solution.

BSI is new associated partner

The Fraunhofer Project Center for Cybersecurity in Jerusalem has a new associated partner: The German Federal Office for Information Security BSI joins the research cooperation. The Cybersecurity Center (Fraunhofer SIT/IL @HUJI) is a project of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (HUJI) and Fraunhofer.

Software Platform for TPM 2.0

Many popular Android apps, including some apps from banks and publishers, pose significant security threats. Fraunhofer SIT informed over 30 app manufacturers that were affected; so far 16 have reacted and closed the security gap. Among those were Amazon, Yahoo, Google, and Volkswagen Bank.

Press releases

Research Award

Research Award

For her work "Pretty Bad Privacy: Pitfalls of DNS Encryption" Dr. Haya Shulman has received the Applied Networking Research Prize (ANRP). The ANRP is awarded for recent results in applied networking research that are relevant for transitioning into shipping Internet products and related standardization efforts.

Job offers

Fraunhofer SIT seeks scientific staff, partly also for management positions

You will be responsible for planning, leading, executing and representing applied R&D projects, jointly with clients and partners from industry, government agencies and academia.