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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TrueCrypt is safer than expected

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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