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.