Whether in the automotive, the energy or the financial sector: information technology is increasingly penetrating all aspects of life. At the same time, security gaps in closed hardware and software produced in globalised supply chains are becoming increasingly incalculable. This is the result reached by IT security experts from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology, Fraunhofer Singapore, RheinMain University of Applied Sciences, and Technical University of Berlin.
Whether online-banking or blockchain – most IT security mechanisms for protecting data and digital communication are based on cryptography. Quantum computers and new forms of attacks are threatening many of these IT security mechanisms. How businesses and society can protect the cyber world from such devastating threats in the future was discussed by experts from business, research, and politics at the “Eberbacher Gespräch” on “Next Generation Cryptography”. The experts’ opinion: 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.
Verification of Cloud Services, Internet Security and Protection of Spam and DoS attacks: Cyersecurity premiere of HIPA - Hessian-Israeli Partnership Accelerator
Boris Rhein, the Hessian Minister of Science, and Yigal Unna, Chief Technologist for cyber security of the Israeli government, have launched the Hessian-Israeli Partnership Accelerator (HIPA) for Cybersecurity.
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.
At the Hannover Messe from April 24 to 28, 2017, Fraunhofer researchers will present two new procedures for the protection of Industrie 4.0 production facilities (Hall 2, Booth C16/C22): here, a self-learning system recognizes security incidents in manufacturing facilities without knowledge of the underlying system architecture. Hardware-based security modules report manipulation tests on machines and components.
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 .