Computer Security and Industrial Cryptography


  • sharebuttons2Browser Fingerprinting and the Online-Tracking Arms Race
    7 August 2014- On the cover of IEEE Spectrum you find the above mentioned article of Cosic member Gunes Acar. A study by KU Leuven, COSIC and Princeton university discovered that canvas fingerprinting is being used on a large scale on the web to track users.
  • passwordPasswords are outdated and not suitable for today’s systems
    7 August 2014- Bart Preneel in de Morgen: Passwords are outdated and not suitable for today’s systems. By emphasizing the importance of ‘safe’ passwords, the responsibility for hacks has moved to the users.
  • stijn-meulStijn Meul wins the Vasco master thesis award
    4 July 2014 – Cosic supervized Stijn Meul’s master thesis on Practical Identity-Based Encryption for Online Social Networks. His thesis won a master thesis prize awarded by Vasco.
  • de morgenHoeveel hacks zijn er nog nodig om de overheden wakker te schudden?
    12 mei 2014- Schuldig verzuim is duidelijk geen probleem voor onze politici, merkt Bart Preneel op. Het computernetwerk van de FOD Buitenlandse Zaken is gehackt. Dit doet weer heel wat mediastof opwaaien, maar gaat voorbij aan de kern van de zaak.
  • journaalComputer security is no priority for Belgian authorities.
    10 May 2014- The ministery of foreign affairs has been hacked with a malicious virus. The virus was meant to copy information and documents on the Ukraine crisis. Bart Preneel gives his opinion on the matter in the VRT news of 10 May 2014.

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