BrakTooth affects iPhones and MacBooks

The newly released BrakTooth vulnerabilities also affect various Bluetooth chipsets that we analyzed in the past. We use our research frameworks - InternalBlue and Frankenstein - to make an in-depth assessment of these new vulnerabilities. Even though not listed by the BrakTooth researchers as of now, because Apple did not make the disclosure deadline, these vulnerabilities also affect iPhones and MacBooks. For more details, see our blog post.

Sep 20, 2021 News
BrakTooth affects iPhones and MacBooks

Florentin Putz wins KuVS Best Thesis Award

Florentin Putz just won the Best Master’s Thesis Award 2020 from KuVS for his research on ad-hoc acoustic communication. KuVS is the special interest group on Communication and Distributed Systems, which is jointly supported by the German Informatics Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Informatik, GI) and the Information Technology Society of VDE (Informationstechnische Gesellschaft, ITG).

Sep 15, 2021 Awards
Florentin Putz wins KuVS Best Thesis Award

OpenHaystack wins ACM WiSec’21 Best Demo Award

Our OpenHaystack project just won the ACM WiSec ‘21 Best Demo Award. We thank everyone attending the demo session for the fruitful discussion!

Jul 1, 2021 Awards
OpenHaystack wins ACM WiSec’21 Best Demo Award

Paper accepted at ACM MobiSys ‘21

Our paper “FastZIP: Faster and More Secure Zero-Interaction Pairing” was accepted at ACM MobiSys 2021. It is a collaboration with IBM Research Europe in Zürich and the National University of Singapore.

Jun 17, 2021 Publications

Who can “Find My” devices?

It is supposed to make it easier to find Apple devices - but normally not for everyone. The offline finding system Find My from tech giant Apple is a tracking app that can find all of a user’s Apple devices, from MacBook to AirPod. Since the tracking relies on Bluetooth, it also works when the devices are offline or switched to flight mode. This is a practical function for all Apple users to see, for example, if one only forgot the iPhone in the office or if it actually fell from the pocket in the subway on the way home.

May 4, 2021 Publications
Who can “Find My” devices?

Apple AirDrop shares more than files

Researchers discover significant privacy leak in Apple’s file-sharing service AirDrop.

Apr 21, 2021 Publications
Apple AirDrop shares more than files

We won the Distinguished Paper Award at ACM UBICOMP/IMWUT 2020

Our paper “Perils of Zero-Interaction Security in the Internet of Things” wins the Distinguished Paper Award at ACM UBICOMP/IMWUT.

Sep 17, 2020 Awards
We won the Distinguished Paper Award at ACM UBICOMP/IMWUT 2020

Paper accepted at IEEE JSAC

Our paper “CBMoS: Combinatorial Bandit Learning for Mode Selection and Resource Allocation in D2D Systems” is accepted at IEEE JSAC.

Jun 3, 2019 Publications

Paper accepted at USENIX Security’19

Our paper “A Billion Open Interfaces for Eve and Mallory: MitM, DoS, and Tracking Attacks on iOS and macOS Through Apple Wireless Direct Link” is accepted at USENIX Security’19.

May 16, 2019 Publications

Paper accepted at IEEE/ACM TON’18

Our paper “An Online Context-aware Machine Learning Algorithm for 5G mmWave Vehicular Communications” is accepted at IEEE/ACM TON’18.

Nov 28, 2018 Publications

Paper accepted at ACM MobiCom’18

Our paper “Adaptive Codebook Optimization for Beam Training on Off-the-Shelf IEEE 802.11ad Devices” is accepted at ACM MobiCom’18.

Nov 2, 2018 Publications

We won the ACM MobiCom’18 Best Community Paper Award

Our paper “One Billion Apples’ Secret Sauce: Recipe for the Apple Wireless Direct Link Ad hoc Protocol” wins the ACM MobiCom’18 Best Community Paper Award.

Nov 2, 2018 Awards

We won the Best Demo Award at ACM MobiCom’18

Our demo “Linux Goes Apple Picking: Cross-Platform Ad hoc Communication with Apple Wireless Direct Link” wins Best Demo Award at ACM MobiCom’18.

Oct 31, 2018 Awards

Paper accepted at ACM CoNEXT’17

Our paper “Compressive Millimeter-Wave Sector Selection in Off-the-Shelf IEEE 802.11ad Devices” is accepted at ACM CoNEXT’17

Oct 26, 2017 Publications

Paper accepted at IEEE INFOCOM’18

Our paper “FML: Fast Machine Learning for 5G mmWave Vehicular Communications” is accepted at IEEE INFOCOM’18.

Oct 11, 2017 Publications

We won the Best Paper Award at ACM WiSec’17

Our paper “Massive Reactive Smartphone-Based Jamming using Arbitrary Waveforms and Adaptive Power Control” wins the Best Paper Award at WiSec’17.

Jul 11, 2017 Awards