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.
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.
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 .
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
Fraunhofer app security check integrated into MobileIron: EMM customers have easy access to the latest app security assessments
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
First PlugFest on trusted computing in Europe: Experts test new IT security products for corporate networks