|Paper selected for presentation at the 16th German IT-Security Congress (13-12-2018)|
The paper „Erklärvideo “Online-Betrug” – Nach nur fünf Minuten Phishing E-Mails nachweislich signifikant besser erkennen“ by Melanie Volkamer, Karen Renaud, Benjamin Reinheimer, Marco Ghiglieri, Nina Gerber, Peter Mayer, Philipp Rack and Alexandra Kunz was selected for presentation at the 16th German IT security congress, which is organized by the BSI.https://www.bsi.bund.de/DE/Service/Aktuell/Veranstaltungen/IT-Sicherheitskongress/IT-Sicherheitskongress_node.html
|SECUSO member as a new associate editor for the security track at ECIS 2019 (30-11-2018)|
The European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) is an AIS affiliated conference that will be held in Sweden in 2019. The track on security is called ‘New Directions in Organizational and Behavioural Security and Privacy Research’. Dr Alex Zarifis from our research group at SECUSO was made associate editor for this track. Dr Alex Zarifis research interests are primarily in e-business, privacy and trust. Dr Alex Zarifis has been a reviewer for ECIS and other AIS conferences like ICIS for over ten years.http://ecis2019.eu
|DuD article published (30-11-2018)|
The paper "Nutzerwahrnehmung der Ende-zu-Ende-Verschlüsselung in WhatsApp" by Nina Gerber, Verena Zimmermann, Birgit Henhapl, Sinem Emeröz, Melanie Volkamer and Tobias Hilt was published in the November issue of the DuD Journal.https://www.springerprofessional.de/datenschutz-und-datensicherheit-dud/7466274
|SECUSO employees at "Digitalisierung: Läuft!" (28-11-2018)|
Our employees were at the start of the 3rd stage of "Digitalisation: Läuft!" in Karlsruhe on 16th November 2018. They represented both the KIT and KASTEL. On site was also Minister of Digitization Thomas Strobl, together with other employees of FZI, CyberForum and EnBW. The motto of the run was "security in the digital age". The stage led from the EnBW innovation campus to the newly launched "Cyberwehr des Landes am Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI)". The aim of the event was the transfer of knowledge and a general exchange on the subject of digitisation. The new open innovation platform will also be launched within the framework of this event.https://www.informatik.kit.edu/7009.php/event/35982
|New awareness materials online: info card and poster on the topic of phishing (26-11-2018)|
Already in the past we published different materials with explanations on how to identify phishing messages, which were usually evaluated in user studies. Now there are new materials available, in form of an pocket-sized info card with a short overview and in form of a poster for the office. The materials are currently only available in German language.https://secuso.aifb.kit.edu/NoPhish.php
|Phishing Workshop at the RFH IT Security & Forensic Days 2018, 8. and 9.11.2018 (31-10-2018)|
The RFH Cologne organises the IT Security & Forensic Days for the second time. The aim is to increase the sensitivity for security in IT systems and to raise awareness of the primary topic. The event will include expert lectures, discussions and workshops on the topics of IT security, data protection and IT forensics. Benjamin Reinheimer will also hold a workshop on the subject of phishing and fraudulent messages. The audience, consisting of students, lecturers, alumni and experts from all sectors, will learn the essential rules for detecting phishing interactively and will be provided with support for its implementation in daily life.https://www.rfh-koeln.de/aktuelles/termine/events_und_vortraege/index_ger.html?record_id=e18893&cur_id=e18893&site=rfh&ct=1540277547048
|Three new Privacy-Friendly Apps published (29-10-2018)|
Three new apps have been added to our group of Privacy-Friendly Apps. Among these apps are two new games. "2048" is a puzzle game, the goal of which is to reach the number 2048 by sliding the same numbers together. In our mobile version of a classic game "Minesweeper", one has to find all the mines on the playing field without triggering them. The third app “Finance Manager” can be used to monitor personal finances. As with the rest of privacy-friendly apps, the newly added apps are free and do not require any permissions that are not strictly necessary for their functionality. This means, that all of the three apps require no permissions. They furthermore contain no ads or user tracking mechanisms.https://secuso.org/pfa
|E-Vote-ID a success with over 100 participants (08-10-2018)|
The International Joint Conference on Electronic Voting (E-Vote-ID) took place for the third time in Schloss Hofen in Bregenz, Austria. The conference hosted over 100 participants from five continents and provided a platform of talks and discussions among a variety of stakeholders, including academic researchers from different disciplines, practitioners and vendors. The pre-conference program included the PhD colloquium and demo session of voting systems.https://www.e-vote-id.org
|New information flyer on choosing iOS apps (08-10-2018)|
Just in time for the European Cyber Security Month, we publish a new information flyer that helps you to choose privacy-friendlier apps for your iOS devices. This iOS-specific flyer is based on the flyer for Android devices, which has been evaluated in a user study, and is further developed based on the feedback of end users. The flyer is currently only available in German.https://secuso.aifb.kit.edu/downloads/Flyer/KIT-Faltblatt-iOS-Apps.pdf
|Paper accepted at the 2018 Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (26-09-2018)|
The paper “On The Systematic Development and Evaluation Of Password Security Awareness-Raising Materials” by Peter Mayer, Christian Schwartz and Melanie Volkamer has been accepted for publication at the 2018 Annual Computer Security Applications Conference, which will be held December 3rd to 7th 2018 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA. The paper describes a process for the systematic development of awareness-raising materials, the application of that process for the creation of an awareness-raising material on the topic "protection of user accounts", as well as the evaluation of this material in three SMEs.https://www.acsac.org
|Benjamin Reinheimer presents at the DsiN MesseCampus@it-sa (26-09-2018)|
Already in its 10th year, it-sa is organizing the DsiN MesseCampus@it-sa together with Deutschland sicher im Netz e.V..
|SECUSO at the European Cyber Security Month (25-09-2018)|
The European Cyber Security Month is coordinated by the German Federal Office of Information Security (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik, BSI). SECUSO participates together with KASTEL and SCC with new flyers, video on how to identify and avoid online fraud and new Privacy-Friendly Apps.https://secuso.org/buerger
|Melanie Volkamer organises Dagstuhl Seminar (17-09-2018)|
The Dagstuhl seminar on the topic of "Biggest Failures in Security" is organised together with Frederik Armknecht (Universität Mannheim, DE), Ingrid Verbauwhede (KU Leuven, BE) and Moti Yung (Columbia University, US). The seminar takes place on 3.-8. November 2019 in Schloss Dagstuhl.https://www.dagstuhl.de/de/programm/kalender/semhp/?semnr=19451
|New Privacy Friendly Health App (6-09-2018)|
Our family of Privacy-Friendly Apps in Health category has grown. In addition to the existing apps (Pedometer, Interval Timer and Circuit Training, Pain Dairy), now there is also a Privacy Friendly Pausing Healthily App (available in Google Play Store and in F-Droid Store).The app has been developed in collaboration with a physiotherapist Eduardo Fontao. Just like the rest of our Privacy Friendly app, the Pausing Healthily only requests permissions that are necessary for its functionality (in this case, no permissions) and does not contain any tracking mechanisms, so that no (user) data is being collected. It is also free and yet does not show any ads. Privacy Friendly Pausing Healthily App makes it easier to structure your work by reminding you to take breaks during work. The app also offers many useful relaxation, mobilisation and stretching exercises that can be combined into individual programs.https://secuso.org/pfa-aktive-pause
|Paper accepted at the 3rd International Workshop on Ubiquitous Personal Assistance (28-08-2018)|
The paper “Assistance in Daily Password Generation Tasks” by Karola Marky, Peter Mayer, Nina Gerber, and Verena Zimmermann has been accepted for publication at the 3rd International Workshop on Ubiquitous Personal Assistance (co-located with UbiComp 2018), which will take place on 8th October 2018 in Singapore. The paper describes the concept, implementation and evaluation of the Privacy Friendly Password Generator app, which can be downloaded in Google Play Store. The app aids users in generating and managing their passwords.https://upa18.weebly.com
|Paper accepted at the HICSS-52 conference (18-08-2018)|
The paper "A Proxy Voting Scheme Ensuring Participation Privacy and Receipt-Freeness" by Oksana Kulyk and Melanie Volkamer has been accepted for publication at the 52. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-52), which will take place on 8.-11. January in Grand Wailea, Maui. The conference is A-ranked according to CORE.http://hicss.hawaii.edu
|Benjamin Reinheimer is doing his summer internship at the International Computer Science Institut (ICSI) (15-08-2018)|
The International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) is an independent, non-profit institute in the field of computer science (Computer Networking, Brain Networks, Usable Security and Privacy and Cybermanufacturing). The institute is located in Berkeley, CA, and has been affiliated with UC Berkeley since its foundation in 1988.
|"Privacy-friendly Cookie Settings" browser extension is available in Chrome Store (31-07-2018)|
An extension for Google Chrome, “Privacy-friendly Cookie Settings”, designed to support the users in their cookie configuration, is available for download in Chrome Store. The extension aims to support the lay users by providing explanations for the available cookie settings, enables easier navigation through the settings via an assistant mode and supports fine-grained configuration with the possibility of website-specific settings.https://secuso.org/privacy-friendly-cookie-settings
|Paper accepted at the E-Vote-ID Conference (22-07-2018)|
The paper "Usability is not Enough: Lessons Learned from 'Human Factors in Security' Research for Verifiability" by Oksana Kulyk und Melanie Volkamer has been accepted for publication at the 3. International Joint Conference on Electronic Voting (E-Vote-ID 2018), which will take place on 2.-5. October in Bregenz, Austria.https://www.e-vote-id.org/
|Paper accepted at the Journal "Datenschutz und Datensicherheit" (20-07-2018)|
The paper "Nutzerwahrnehmung der Ende-zu-Ende-Verschlüsselung in WhatsApp" by Nina Gerber, Verena Zimmermann, Birgit Henhapl, Sinem Emeröz, Tobias Hilt and Melanie Volkamer has been accepted for publication at the journal "Datenschutz und Datensicherheit".https://link.springer.com/journal/11623
|Two papers accepted at International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security & Assurance 2018 (11-07-2018)|
The two papers "Motivating Users To Consider Recommendations On Password Management Strategies" by Peter Mayer, Alexandra Kunz, and Melanie Volkamer as well "The Quest to Replace Passwords Revisited – Rating Authentication Schemes" by Verena Zimmermann, Nina Gerber, Marius Kleboth, Alexandra von Preuschen, Konstantin Schmidt, and Peter Mayer have been accepted for publication at International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security & Assurance (HAISA 2018), which will take place on 29.-31. October in Dundee, Scotland.http://haisa.org
|Paper accepted at 4. USP Workshop at MUC 2018 (11-07-2018)|
The paper "Evaluation der Nutzbarkeit von PGP und S/MIME in Thunderbird" by Nina Gerber, Marco Ghiglieri and Birgit Henhapl was accepted at the 4th Usable Security and Privacy Workshop at the Mensch und Computer 2018, which will be held on September 2 in Dresden, Germany.Link_more
|2 Workshop papers and 2 posters accepted at SOUPS 2018|
|Human Factors in Security & Privacys in IoT|
We are co-guest editing a special issue on human factors in security and privacy in IoT for thei informatics journal. The submission deadline is November 30 2018.Link_more
|Paper accepted at SOUPS 2018|
The paper "Replication Study: A Cross-Country Field Observation Study of Real World PIN Usage at ATMs and in Various Electronic Payment Scenarios" by Melanie Volkamer, Andreas Gutmann, Karen Renaud, Paul Gerber, and Peter Mayer was accepted for publication at the USENIX conference Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS), which represents the primary venue for research in usable privacy and usable security. The conference will be held August 12–14, 2018 in Baltimore (USA).Link_more
|Paper accepted at ARES 2018|
The paper „Finally Johnny Can Encrypt. But Does This Make Him Feel More Secure?” by Nina Gerber, Verena Zimmermann, Birgit Henhapl, Sinem Emeröz and Melanie Volkamer was accepted at the 13th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES), which will be held from August 27 to August 30 at the University of Hamburg, Germany.Link_more
|Paper accepted at the TrustBus 2018 conference|
The paper " Phishing Detection: Developing and Evaluating a Five Minutes Security Awareness Video" by Melanie Volkamer, Karen Renaud, Benjamin Maximilian Reinheimer, Philipp Rack, Marco Ghiglieri, Peter Mayer, Alexandra Kunz, Nina Gerber has been accepted at the TrustBus 2018 (15th International Conference on Trust, Privacy and Security in Digital Business).Link_more
|Melanie Volkamer referiert bei der Auftaktveranstaltung zur diesjährigen Wissenschaftsreihe EFFEKTE der Stadt Karlsruhe [German only]|
Ein Jahr, zwölf Ausgaben Wissenschaftskommunikation, vier Veranstaltungsorte – ab dem 5. Juni 2018 ist die EFFEKTE-Reihe wieder mit einem abwechslungsreichen Programm der verschiedenen Karlsruher Wissenschaftseinrichtungen an einem Dienstag auf dem Gelände des Alten Schlachthofs zu Gast. Unter dem Motto "Karlsruhe 4.0" finden Sie hier das Programm und alle Themenabende des ersten Veranstaltungshalbjahres. Alle Veranstaltungen sind kostenfrei. Die Auftaktveranstaltung steht unter dem Motto "Digitalisierung: Risiken, Gefahren und Lösungen" und findet am 5. Juni von 19:30 bis 22:00 Uhr im Tollhaus statt. Welche Risiken das sind und wie die neuen Herausforderungen gemeistert werde können, darüber sprechen Dr. Dirk Achenbach vom FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik, Dr. Michael Friedewald vom Fraunhofer-Institut für System- und Innovationsforschung und Prof. Dr. Melanie Volkamer vom Karlsruher Institut für Technologie.Link_more
|Paper accepted at IEEE TrustCom 2018 conference|
The paper "A Concept and Evaluation of Usable and Fine-Grained Privacy-Friendly Cookie Settings Interface" by Oksana Kulyk, Peter Mayer, Oliver Käfer and Melanie Volkamer was accepted at the 17th IEEE International Conference On Trust, Security And Privacy In Computing And Communications (IEEE TrustCom-18), which is A-ranked.Link_more
|Two articles have been published in the Datenschutz und Datensicherheit journal|
The article “Analyse der Sicherheit und Erinnerbarkeit der DsiN-Passwortkarte“ by Peter Mayer, Alexandra Kunz and Melanie Volkamer, as well as the article “Effektiver Schutz vor betrügerischen Nachrichten“ by Stephan Neumann, Benjamin Reinheimer, Melanie Volkamer, Alexandra Kunz and Christian Schwartz were accepted for the journal DuD Datenschutz und Datensicherheit. In the same issue you can find an article from KASTEL colleagues Jürgen Beyerer, Jörn Müller-Quade und Ralf Reussner on the topic of “Karlsruher Thesen zur Digitalen Souveränität Europas”.Link_more
|Best paper award at SAC 2018|
The paper „Helping John to Make Informed Decisions on Using Social Login“ by Farzaneh Karegar, Nina Gerber, Melanie Volkamer and Simone Fischer-Hübner won a best paper award in the theme „System Software and Security” at SAC 2018.Link_more
|Paper accepted for publication in the Computers & Security Journal|
The paper „Explaining the Privacy Paradox - A systematic review of literature investigating privacy attitude and behavior” by Nina Gerber, Paul Gerber and Melanie Volkamer was accepted for publication in the Computers & Security Journal.Link_more
|Paper accepted for EuroUSEC|
|21st International E-Voting Colloquium at KIT|
On April 9th and 10th, Melanie Volkamer and Oksana Kulyk co-organised the 21st E-Voting Colloquium at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology together with the KASTEL professors Prof. Dr. Bernhard Beckert and Prof. Dr. Jörn Müller-Quade.
Since 2006, the colloquium takes place in order to consider different aspects of E-Voting, such as legal hurdles, identity management, legal and technical aspects, costs and challenges of the verification of elections. In addition to presentations and discussions dedicated to the current state of research of the participating doctoral students, the highlight of this year's colloquium was the demo session of the voting machines from the SECUSO research group. The presented machines included the mechanical voting device 'System Darmstadt' and a NEDAP voting computer, both were used in the past for legally binding elections in Germany, yet are currently not allowed to be used for such elections anymore. Furthermore, the EasyVote system has been presented, which was developed within the SECUSO research group for elections that allow cumulative voting and panachage.Link_more
|Happy Easter! Online-Fraud-Video is now available in English (31-03-2018)|
As a little Easter surprise, we are happy to announce that our educational Video "Online-Fraud - How to identify and avoid dangers" is now also available in English. The popular five-minute video on the topic how to identify and avoid dangers by identifying them through education, is a result of scientific evaluation of the effectiveness in regard to the recognition of fraudulent messages.
Happy Easter and stay safe, the SECUSO-Research GroupLink_more
|The family of Privacy Friendly Apps has grown (29-03-2018)|
SECUSO just published five new Privacy Friendly Apps and two updates.The Privacy Friendly Apps are a group of Android apps that are optimized regarding privacy. All apps were developed within SECUSO's usable security and privacy lab by students. The lab aims to teach privacy-aware developed as well as app development.
The new apps are:
The updated apps are:
|Privacy Friendly Weather offers more security and enhanced usability (19-03-2018)|
Our Privacy Friendly App "Weather" received a big update.
Due to the usage of HTTPs for forecast requests the app offers an enhanced security and privacy. Furthermore, Privacy Friendly Weather's userinterface was redesigned. Besides design improvements, the app now offers a better performance. Forecast data are loaded more efficiently and the app starts faster.
Three configurable widgets form a further highlight.Link_more
|SECUSO researcher organizes E-VOTE-ID 2018 (13-03-2018)|
Prof. Melanie Volkamer, Professor at the SECUSO research group at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Technische Universität Darmstadt is co-organizing the International Conference for Electronic Voting (E-VOTE-ID) 2018.
This conference is one of the leading international events for e-voting experts from all over the world. E-VOTE-ID is an annual meeting formed by merging EVOTE and VoteID. The third joint conference will take place in October 2018.
One of its major objectives is to provide a forum for interdisciplinary and open discussion of all issues relating to electronic voting. Cumulatively, since 2004 more than 750 experts from 35+ countries in six continents have attended this conference to discuss electronic voting and related topics.
The aim of the conference is to bring together e-voting specialists working in academia, politics, government and industry in order to discuss various aspects of all forms of electronic voting (including, but not limited, to polling stations, kiosks, ballot scanners and remote voting by electronic means) in three conference tracks and a PhD colloquium.
The E-Vote-ID 2018 will be held in Bregenz, Austria, on October 2-5, 2018.Link_more
|SECUSO bei der ZKI Tagung in Konstanz (09-03-2018)|
Im Rahmen der Tagung des Unterarbeitskreises "IT-Sicherheit" des Vereins der Zentren für Kommunikationsverarbeitung in Forschung und Lehre (ZKI e.V.) an der Universität Konstanz gibt Dr. Marco Ghiglieri am 14.03.2018 einen Vortrag zum Thema "Wie Sie sich mit effektiven Maßnahmen gegen Phishing und andere gefährliche Nachrichten schützen können".
Materialien zum Thema "Phishing und andere gefährliche Nachrichten" wurden u.a. innerhalb des vom Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie im Rahmen der Initiative IT-Sicherheit in der Wirtschaft geförderten Projekts KMU AWARE entwickelt.
|Safer Internet Day - SECUSO informiert, wie Sie sich vor Online-Betrug schützen können (06-02-2018)|
Heute findet bereits zum 19. Mal der weltweite Safer Internet Day statt. Auch das AIFB und KASTEL beteiligen sich am Aktionstag: Anlässlich des diesjährigen Tags für mehr Internetsicherheit haben wir unseren NoPhish Flyer erweitert, um Ihnen aufzuzeigen, wie Sie sich vor Online-Betrug im Allgemeinen schützen können.
Viel Spaß beim Nicht-Betrogen werden.
|ACCESS now available to the public (02-02-2018)|
ACCESS - Authentication ChoiCE Support System - is a platform that helps developers and decision makers to select appropriate authentication schemes for their application scenarios. It allows specifying the requirements needed for an authentication scheme to be suitable. Then, the platform compares the requirements with the entries of its knowledge base and lists the five most suitable authentication schemes. The knowledge base contains data about a variety of authentication schemes from the scientific literature. ACCESS enables usage of this data by non-experts.Link_more
|Paper accepted at CHI conference (31-01-2018)|
The paper "What Did I Really Vote For? - On the Usability of Verifiable E-Voting Schemes" by Karola Marky, Oksana Kulyk, Karen Renaud and Melanie Volkamer was accepted at the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2018).Link_more
|Paper accepted at GI-Sicherheit 2018 (29-01-2018)|
The paper "Comparative Usability Evaluation of Cast-as-Intended Verification Approaches in Internet Voting" by Karola Marky, Oksana Kulyk and Melanie Volkamer was accepted at "Sicherheit 2018.Link_more
|Research results from the SECUSO research group added to the iX Info-Hub for Security-Awareness-Ressources (26-01-2018)|
Especially for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) the provision of IT security awareness-raising and education measures is a problem. To support such SMEs, iX has launched the info hub for security awareness resources.
In the course of the project "KMU AWARE" of the German initiative "IT-Sicherheit in der Wirtschaft" of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, numerous awareness-raising and education measures tailored to SMEs have been developed. These measures are now linked in the iX Info-Hub for Security Awareness Resources and therefore easily accessible to interested parties.Link_more
|SECUSO contributes to a textbook on 'Sicherheitskritische Mensch-Computer-Interaktion' (12-01-2018)|
The book 'Sicherheitskritische Mensch-Computer-Interaktion' has been published by Springer. It contains the chapter 'Human Factors in Security' by Paul Gerber, Marco Ghiglieri, Birgit Henhapl, Oksana Kulyk, Karola Marky, Peter Mayer, Benjamin Reinheimer and Melanie Volkamer. Therein, the authors provide an introduction in the topic of human factors in security and present general solutions based on the Human-Centered Security by Design approach.Link_more
|Special issue on e-voting published (01-01-2018)|
"Special issue on e-voting", Journal of Information Security (JISA) 2017 (editors: Budurushi, J., Neumann, S., Renaud, K., Volkamer, M.) is now available.Link_more