Welcome to System Security Lab

System Security is the protection of information systems from theft or damage to the hardware, the software, and to the information on them, as well as from disruption or misdirection of the services they provide. It includes controlling physical access to the hardware, as well as protecting against harm that may come via network access, data and code injection, and due to malpractice by operators, whether intentional, accidental, or due to them being tricked into deviating from secure procedures.

The field is of growing importance due to the increasing reliance on computer systems in most societies. Computer systems now include a very wide variety of “smart” devices, including smart phones, televisions and tiny devices as part of the Internet of Things – and networks include not only the Internet and private data networks, but also Blue-tooth, Wi-Fi and other wireless networks.


  • February 21-25, 2021 virtual NDSS Symposium Read more
  • December 1, 2020 Web Seminar: Contact Tracing & Giant Data Collectors: A Journey from Utopia to Dystopia? read more: https://tracecorona.net/events/
  • March 4, 2020 High-Tech Woman in Science and Technology @ TU Darmstadt
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  • February 21-25, 2021 Prof. Sadeghi is moderator of a panel about “Digital Technologies in Pandemic: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” which is part of the CoronaDef Workshop @ NDSS Symposium 2021.
  • Prof. Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi is Program Commitee Co-Chair for NDSS 2021 and Program Commitee Member for USENIX Security Symposium 2021.
  • System Security Lab headed by Prof. Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi and Cryptography and Privacy Engineering Group (ENCRYPTO) headed by Prof. Thomas Schneider have been selected in an international competition to join the Private AI Collaborative Research Institute launched by Intel, in collaboration with Avast and Borsetta. Read more
  • December 7-11, 2020 ACSAC Conference, Paper accepted, LeakyPick: IoT Audio Spy Detector by Richard Mitev, Anna Pazii, Markus Miettinen, William Enck and Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi
  • November 21, 2020, Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi was quoted in the FOCUS Magazin article: Data or life. The Digital Dilemma. Read more
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Security and privacy vulnerabilities in the contact tracing approach of Google and Apple

Recent research by TU Darmstadt and Universities of Marburg and Würzburg demonstrate security vulnerabilities of the contact tracing approach by Google and Apple underlying also the German contact tracing app "Corona-Warn-App"

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Beta test version of TraceCORONA App is available

Now users have the opportunity to install and test the app and to support the research team with their feedback.

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High-Tech Women in Science and Technology 2020

Interview with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi at CROSSING WEEK 2019

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is located on Kantplatz on the city center campus of the TU Darmstadt. You find us in S2|20, 3rd floor.