We at the Institute of Application Security are interested in the broad spectrum of security and privacy that exist on the application level.
This includes the detection of vulnerabilities in source code or protocols, identification of novel security issues, and the development of procedures and tools to prevent security vulnerabilities.
Our current research focus is on the topics of software security including web application security, honeypots, fuzzing, novel privacy securing measures, the design and evaluation of security relevant protocols.
|03/2023||Alex is presenting LogPicker at IETF 116 during the Privacy Enhancement and Assessments Research Group session! more…|
|03/2023||Simon presented our work on JS JIT compiler fuzzing at the NDSS Symposium in San Diego, CA.|
|02/2023||Alex' first collaborative work with CensoredPlanet was accepted at USENIX'23: Network Responses to Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine in 2022: A Cautionary Tale for Internet Freedom.|
|02/2023||The second iteration of our Hacklab course was a great success! It's been a challenge and we are proud of your achievements! more...|
|01/2023||Malte Wessels, IAS masters' graduate Benjamin Altpeter, and Lorenz Sieben gave their talk "Trackers in mobile apps and their legality—A look at the mobile tracking landscape" at FireShonks. more…|
|11/2022||We are thrilled to announce that Marius Musch has successfully defended his dissertation and is now our institute’s first doctor. more...|
|10/2022||For the following year our colleague Alexandra Dirksen is an ICFP fellow! In collaboration with OTF and CensoredPlanet she will take a closer look into the global Web PKI landscape during this time. more...|
|09/2022||Our colleagues Jannik Hartung and Tobias Jost represented the IAS at the Deutschlands Bester Hacker hacking challenge finals in Munich more...|
|09/2022||We are attending this years Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC) to present our paper: "Accept All Exploits: Exploring the Security Impact of Cookie Banners".|
|06/2022||Japan! Marius Musch and Robin Kirchner presented our work on “Server-Side Browsers: Exploring the Web’s Hidden Attack Surface” at the Asia CSS in Nagasaki. more...|
|05/2022||A new member has joined our institute - we welcome Malte Wessels to our team!|
|02/2022||The first iteration of our Hacklab was a success! Congratulations to all participants who hacked their way through a variety of fields such as web, reverse engineering and vehicle networking!|
|02/2022||Marius Musch and Robin Kirchner will present our work on “Server-Side Browsers: Exploring the Web’s Hidden Attack Surface” at this year's Asia CCS conference in May!|