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.
30.06.2020 - Theodor Schnitzler
We provide first results of our study exploring privacy perceptions and acceptance of Corona Apps in Germany. We explore how different factors affect users' willingness to use for different types of apps. Read the preprint (in German only) here .
24.05.2020 - Florian Farke
RUB has three papers accepted at the Usenix Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security 2020 (SOUPS'20), and our group is involved in two of them:
- Florian Farke, Lennart Lorenz, Theodor Schnitzler, Philipp Markert, Markus Dürmuth. “You still use the password after all” – Exploring FIDO2 Security Keys in a Small Company
- Raina Samuel, Philipp Markert, Adam J. Aviv, Iulian Neamtiu. Knock, Knock. Who’s There? On the Security of LG’s Knock Codes
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.)