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Welcome to the Information Security
and Cryptography Group.


Information Security and Cryptography Group
Prof. Dr. Michael Backes
Department of Computer Science
Postfach 15 11 50
Saarland University
66041 Saarbrücken  


April 2014: Technical Report and source code for our Android Security Framework online

The technical report and the source code of our Android Security Framework (ASF) can be found here.

March 2014: X-pire 2.0 presented at ACM SAC'14

We presented our user-controlled expiration date and copy protection mechanism called X-pire 2.0 at ACM SAC 2014.

March 2014: WebTrust accepted at ACNS 2014

Our novel Web integrity framework WebTrust will presented at this year's International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS 2014).

August 2011: Published details of Android attack

Details of our attack can now be found here.

June 2011: We found a novel attack against Android phones

Some details on the attack can be found here. However, due to responsible disclosure we haven't published a full description yet.

September 2010: Press coverage of X-pire! project

Our ongoing project on teaching the internet to forget received a lot of attention in the media. Some details on the project can be found here (in German).

February 1st, 2010: Workshop SecDay 2010

We are hosting the 2010 Grande Region Security and Reliability Day. Participate!

June 4th, 2009: Press coverage

Our work on acoustic emanations of printers received attention in the media. Some details on the project can be found here.

January 2009: New rooms

Our group moved. We are now located on the second floor of building E1 1 at Saarland University.


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