COSIC (Computer Security and Industrial Cryptography group) provides a broad expertise in digital security and strives for innovative security solutions. COSIC is headed by Bart Preneel.

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  • Tests of Galileo OSNMA underway

    Tests of Galileo OSNMA underway

    “Galileo has started testing Open Service Navigation Message Authentication (OSNMA) in the signal-in-space, allowing the first-ever OSNMA-protected position fix to be successfully computed.” OSNMA was developed in 2017 by dr. Ignacio Fernandez-Hernandez (EC) and dr. Tomer Ashur and Prof. Vincent Rijmen (COSIC). Their authentication method involves electronic signatures, similar to methods used for online banking. More information Tests of ...
  • Coronalert wins the Agoria eGov & Smart Cities Award for 'best e-Gov Project'

    Coronalert wins the Agoria eGov & Smart Cities Award for ‘best e-Gov Project’

    The app Coronalert won the Award for ‘best e-Gov Project’ in the 17th edition of the Agoria eGov Awards. The app received recognition for being an important addition to manual contact tracing, especially in situations where people don’t know each other, such as public transportation. Coronalert received nominations in four categories: return, innovation, collaboration and best ...
  • Belgian security researchers from COSIC and imec steal a Tesla model X in minutes

    Belgian security researchers from COSIC and imec steal a Tesla model X in minutes

    COSIC researchers Lennert Wouters, Benedikt Gierlichs and Bart Preneel have managed to hack into the keyless entry system of the Tesla Model X. Earlier they already successfully hacked into the Tesla Model S. The battery powered Tesla Model X (priced at over $100.000) can be stolen in a few minutes by rewriting the firmware of a key fob ...

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