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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).

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.

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...

UICC access with SEEK in CyanogenMod on Galaxy S2/S3

In our last blog post, we analyzed the RIL commands for APDU-based access to the UICC on Samsung's Galaxy S3 and provided some first details on how we implemented this functionality in our SuperNexus-based SuperSmile Android ROM. Now we want to go a step further and provide step-by-step instructions on how to integrate this functionality into CyanogenMod for Samsung's Galaxy S2 and Galaxy S3 (and possibly other devices based on Exynos 4).

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