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Rainhard Findling received the Fred Margulies Award 2015

After being awarded the OCG Incentive Award FH 2014, our co-worker Rainhard Findling has also been awarded the Fred Margulies Award 2015 (the award ceremony was on October 14th, 2016) for his master's thesis "Pan Shot Face Unlock ...

Open Mobile API implementations affected by code injection vulnerability [CVE-2015-6606]

A vulnerability in implementations of the Open Mobile API on several Android devices (including the Nexus 6 until Android 5.1.1) allows arbitrary code coming from a specially crafted Android application package (APK) to be injected into and executed by the smartcard system service component (the middleware component of the Open Mobile API implementation).

How to change the IMEI on Android devices

A brief instruction how to change the IMEI on an Android device with fastboot on it.

Rainhard Findling received the OCG Incentive Award FH 2014

Our co-worker Rainhard Findling has been awarded the OCG Incentive Award FH 2014 (German: OCG Förderpreis-FH) by the Austrian Computer Society (OCG) for his master's thesis "Pan Shot Face Unlock ...

Book Security Issues in Mobile NFC Devices published by Springer

The revised version of my PhD thesis Security Issues in Mobile NFC Devices was published by Springer in the series T-Labs Series in Telecommunication Services this month.

10 million passwords: quick analysis underlines users' need for usability in security

A few days ago Mark Burnett fortunately released 10 million passwords captured for research to the public. Captured password lists are rarely that long - hence, this is a good opportunity to take a look at users' password usage...

How to root Android 5.0.1 on your Sony SmartWatch 3 (SWR50)

This guide shows how to get root access (powered by SuperSU) on Sony SmartWatch 3 (SWR50) running Android 5.0.1 (LWX48P).

Is there NFC on Sony SmartWatch 3 (SWR50)?

We recently received our brand new brand new Sony SmartWatch 3 (powered by Android Wear) for our research on ShakeUnlock. But first we decided to explore the NFC capabilities of the watch...

How to get your thesis topic started

Students often struggle to get their thesis topic started properly, because they simply don't know how to start at all. In the end students may find that they have missed and left out major areas which would be in their topic's focus. Correcting these issues regularly leaves students with a very huge amount of extra work...

Dr. Bulling talks on Pervasive Eye-Based Human-Computer Interfaces

Dr. Anreas Bulling (Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarland, Germany) will give a guest talk about "Pervasive Eye-Based Human-Computer Interfaces" on the 8. of January 2014 at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, School of Informatics, Communications & Media, Hagenberg Campus. The event is free and open to the public, no registration required!

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