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Press Releases


28.02.2017

Many Android password managers insecure

The Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology SIT has identified serious security gaps in Android's password apps. In many of the most popular password managers, cybercriminals could easily gain access to protected information, for example, if the attacker is on the same network. The manufacturers were informed and have corrected the vulnerabilities. However, users should ensure that they are using the updated app version.

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08.06.2016

Fraunhofer SIT Finds Vulnerabilities in Android Security Apps

The Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology has discovered severe security vulnerabilities in security apps for Android. These vulnerabilities can be exploited to turn such apps into attack tools, taking control of smartphones and then extorting their owners financially. “According to our estimates, up to 675 million devices worldwide could be affected,” says Michael Waidner, director of Fraunhofer SIT.

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10.03.2016

Analysis tool for Android apps

Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology SIT presents CodeInspect at CeBIT, a new tool for analyzing Android apps. With CodeInspect, companies can track vulnerabilities and malware in the compiled program code very quickly; library developers can analyze their library to identify software defects. Fraunhofer SIT demonstrates the ready-to-use tool at CeBIT in Hanover from March 14 to 18 in hall 6 at stand B36. More information on the technology and product trials are available at https://codeinspect.de .

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19.11.2015

TrueCrypt is safer than expected

Fraunhofer experts analyze the widespread encryption software and classify it as relatively safe

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21.10.2015

German and Israeli Research Leaders Join Forces to Launch Global Cybersecurity Center

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Fraunhofer SIT, Germany’s leading institute for applied cybersecurity research, agreed to jointly create a project center for cybersecurity in Jerusalem

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05.10.2015

Enterprise Mobility Management Using App Security Information

Fraunhofer app security check integrated into MobileIron: EMM customers have easy access to the latest app security assessments

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09.06.2015

German-Israeli Platform for Defensive Cybersecurity Research

Israeli Ambassador Yakov Hadas-Handelsman visits Fraunhofer SIT in Darmstadt. German-Israeli research activities aim at improving security of the Internet, Critical Infrastructures, Cyberphysical Systems, Cloud Computing, Big Data and Business Software. Key Actors meet at Cybersecurity Innovation Workshop in Tel Aviv at the End of June.

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26.05.2015

Technische Universität Darmstadt and Fraunhofer SIT: App Data Vulnerability Threatens Millions of Users

Developers Misuse Authentication for Cloud Services leaving Millions of Data Sets open to Attacks.

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16.03.2015

Encryption for everyone

In the wake of the revelations that intelligence agencies have been engaged in mass surveillance activities, both industry and society at large are looking for practicable encryption solutions that protect businesses and individuals. Previous technologies have failed in practice because they were too expensive or not user friendly enough. Fraunhofer has launched an open initiative called “Volksverschlüsselung” with the aim of bringing end-to-end encryption to the masses. Fraunhofer researchers will be presenting a prototype of their easy-to-use software and the infrastructure concept behind it at CeBIT 2015 (Hall 9, Booth E40).

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11.03.2015

Harvester Wakes “Sleeper” Malware

Hackers and cyber criminals are using “sleeper” malware more and more to hide malicious code for mobile devices in apps. This “sleeper” malware does nothing initially. After a certain amount of time or predetermined action, though, it becomes active - making its recognition very difficult. Therefore, security researchers at the TU Darmstadt and Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology have developed the analysis tool Harvester, which helps security analysts uncover malicious “sleeper” code in Android apps within minutes.

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07.10.2014

Fraunhofer SIT and Arkoon Netasq team up to provide better protection against advanced persistent cyber threats

The Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology SIT and Arkoon Netasq, a subsidiary of Airbus Defence and Space, have jointly developed Hash Guard, a proof of concept for protecting enterprises against widespread pass-the-hash attacks, as part of a new cooperation agreement.

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07.03.2014

Auto-Correction for Software Developers

Fraunhofer SIT has published a vulnerability scanner for Android, allowing app developers to find and close a frequently occurring SSL security gap automatically.

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09.12.2013

Massive Security Issues with Apps

Many popular android apps, including those from banks, publishers, and other large organisations, pose massive security issues. This is the conclusion reached by researchers in the test-lab at Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology in Darmstadt.

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24.09.2013

Eavesdropping protection in a box

it-sa 2013: The "Secure VPN GovNet Box" from NCP and Fraunhofer SIT has just obtained German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) approval for governmental use. This hardware solution encrypts Internet connections between two sites and protects against eavesdropping.

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01.07.2013

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.

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15.02.2013

Mobile Access to Encrypted Cloud Storage

OmniCloud enables secure mobile access to critical business data in the cloud – Fraunhofer SIT demonstrates the new version of cloud storage enhancement (Hall 9, stand E08).

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12.02.2013

Security Solution BizzTrust Makes Devices Simultaneously and Securely Available for Private and Business Use

CeBIT 2013: Innovative security solution separates business and private data and services on Android devices and protects against attacks on company infrastructure

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02.01.2013

Turning smartphones into secure and versatile keys

It’s already possible to open doors using an app – but we are a long way from seeing widespread acceptance of this in the market. Now, researchers have developed a piece of software that will make the technology even more secure and versatile.

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07.11.2012

More privacy for Germany’s Internet surfers

Fraunhofer SIT publishes Tracking Protection List for more data protection while surfing – the majority of the most popular websites in Germany now integrate trackers

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25.10.2012

TeleTrusT Innovation Award 2012 for Fraunhofer SIT

Fraunhofer SIT receives award for the development of the BizzTrust security solution for smart devices – the IT Security Association Germany (TeleTrustT) confers award for a solution that separates business and private data and services on mobile devices.

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04.10.2012

Keys in your Smartphone

it-sa 2012: Fraunhofer SIT presents flexible access management with NFC-based wireless locks

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27.09.2012

External drive from various clouds

it-sa 2012: Fraunhofer SIT highlights solution for an encrypted enterprise cloud. New version of OmniCloud enables different cloud storage services to be combined.

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25.06.2012

Same weakness found in 7 cloud storage services

Cloud storage services allow registration using false e-mail addresses – Fraunhofer SIT sees the possibility for espionage and malware distribution

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09.05.2012

SecureCloud 2012 in Frankfurt

Global Leaders Address Top Emerging Issues on Cloud Security and Privacy. Co-hosted by the CSA, ENISA, ISACA, CASED, and the Fraunhofer Institute SIT, the Industry’s Only European Conference on Cloud Security Will Highlight Mobile and Policy Aspects of Cloud Computing Security

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03.04.2012

A marriage of machines: take a careful look before tying the knot

First PlugFest on trusted computing in Europe: Experts test new IT security products for corporate networks

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