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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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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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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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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