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A special issue of the science magazine Rubin features IT security research highlights. It will appear in 2023.
Many countries have tried to reduce the infection rate with the help of Covid-19 apps. These only make a difference if people use them. Recent surveys show which factors play a role for the user acceptance of these apps.
Cryptocurrencies are not subject to centralised governance. The community holds the power – but fails to do all that needs to be done. As a result, the collateral of the currency might be at risk.
5G has plenty more to offer than 4G. Radix Security makes sure that it doesn’t leave any security gaps open.
Many encryption algorithms are mathematically proven to be one hundred per cent secure. Nevertheless, they sometimes fail to protect confidential data. This is because encryption doesn’t happen merely in theory.
Attacks on the TLS protocol are both rare and highly complex. And yet, the encryption experts at Ruhr University Bochum are constantly tracking down new ones.
Algorithms made in Bochum are becoming the global standard for secure encryption in the age of quantum computing. They’ve arrived just in time.
Secret services want to know as much as possible. For example, they try to circumvent data encryption. This can cause collateral damage, warn Bochum researchers.
Researchers from Bochum are particularly quick at finding security vulnerabilities in IT systems. Their trick: they focus on the essentials – and explain it with the theorem of the infinitely typing monkeys.
Using cloud services without running into trouble with the GDPR – the company Edgeless Systems makes it possible. Founder Dr. Felix Schuster reflects on the somewhat difficult entry into a new market.
Up to now, protecting hardware against manipulation has been a laborious business: expensive, and only possible on a small scale. And yet, two simple antennas might do the trick.