• 2020/09/28

    Computer science for peace

    Professor Christan Reuter, head of the research group PEASEC.

    Research group PEASEC: IT meets peace and conflict research

    Professor Christian Reuter, head of the research group of „Science and Technology for Peace and Security“ (PEASEC), is conducting research and teaches on the interface between computer science and peace and conflict research. He explains in the following interview how IT can be used during war and to bring about peace.

  • 2020/09/15

    WhatsApp, Signal & Co: Billions of Users Vulnerable to Privacy Attacks

    Messenger services do not score well in terms of data security. – © Bettina Bastian

    IT Security research of TU Darmstadt and University of Würzburg

    Researchers from the Technical University of Darmstadt and the University of Würzburg show that popular mobile messengers expose personal data via discovery services that allow users to find contacts based on phone numbers from their address book.

  • 2020/04/03

    A better poker face for computers

    Alexandra Weber, Dr. Damien Marion and Professor Heiko Mantel (from left to right) are performing a side-channel analysis. – © Katrin Binner

    Protection against attacks via side channels

    Spectacular security loopholes discovered in modern processors are setting new challenges for scientists: Computer Science Professor Heiko Mantel and his team are studying the danger of difficult to detect attacks via so-called side channels and possible countermeasures.