The Mobile Security Group was established in 2014 at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and is part of the Horst-Görtz-Institute for IT-Security (HGI). The group is headed by Prof. Dr. Markus Dürmuth.
01.04.2020 - Philipp Markert
This summer term we offer the lecture Usable Security and Privacy for Master students and the lecture IT-Sicherheit für Geistes- und Gesellschaftswissenschaften. Both lectures will be held online. More information can be found in the respective courses on Moodle which are now open for enrollment.
We also offer the Bachelor-Seminar and Master-Seminar "Usable Security and Privacy Research". Enrollment for this seminar is no longer possible. The Practical Course on Usable Security and Privacy will not be offered this semester.
11.03.2020 - Philipp Markert
Our latest work on the security of 4- and 6-digit PINs and the effect of blacklists is now available online at https://this-pin-can-be-easily-guessed.github.io/ (news coverage can be found in English , ,  and German , , ). The results will be presented at this year's IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy in San Francisco.Complete article
05.02.2020 - Markus Duermuth
The German BSI (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik) published an updated version of it's IT Baseline Protection recommendations (IT-Grundschutz), updating the requirements for password-based authentication. (In the news here, here, and here.)
02.02.2020 - Markus Duermuth