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Errors and vulnerabilities in software cause damage running into billions, can ruin a company's reputation and, in the worst case, endanger the safety of people. That's why the Fraunhofer SIT developed VUSC – the code scanner. VUSC (for VUlnerability SCanner) helps companies and developers to detect vulnerabilities in code within minutes.
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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.
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.
The Fraunhofer SIT has discovered serious flaws in the TwitterKit for iOS 3.4.2 that can result in account abuse and data loss. The TwitterKit is an end-of-life software library that is no longer updated but is still used in apps. The Fraunhofer researchers urge app developers to stop using the TwitterKit for iOS app developments and to replace it in existing apps.
#HackHate - under this hashtag, scientists and hackers from four different countries (Poland, Israel, Germany, USA) gathered in Poland's capital Warsaw to join a 48 hours hackathon against antisemitism. Fraunhofer SIT researchers also took part in the big event in the POLIN museum (History of Polish Jews) in Warsaw.
Hackers can access sensitive data and services also via telephone devices: Most companies use VoIP telephones that are integrated into the company network. Security researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology have found a total of 40 partly serious vulnerabilities in these VoIP telephones.
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and FraunhoferGesellschaft (Fraunhofer), a renowned German institution for applied research, are launching a research institute to develop digital technologies to help companies move into the digital era and remain competitive.
The Fraunhofer CyberStar Award promotes excellent graduates in applied cybersecurity, creates career opportunities and provides role models to motivate and encourage the next generation of young scientists. The award winners will be granted with 5000 USD for PhD theses and 1000 USD for Master theses. Apply now!
Cryptography must become more flexible in order to be able to react quickly to technical changes. If this does not happen soon, the cyber world could experience a security meltdown. This is an experts' opinion on how businesses and society can be protected from new forms of attacks on cryptography with quantum computers.