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Dear students, SEEMOO offers highly challenging theses in its core research areas. Before commencing with the choice of a thesis, please take some time to read our theses guidelines. Filling out our application form allows us to tailor a custom thesis for you—or to refer you to other groups at TU Darmstadt that are more in focus of the work you are looking for. We also provide templates for theses as well as for talks and give you some exemplary theses. Last but not least, please check out the guidelines of scientific conduct and have a look our best-thesis award.

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WiFi Firmware Hacking on Smartphones

Master Thesis, Bachelor Thesis, Diploma Thesis

In the nexmon project we started to reverse engineer the BCM4339 WiFI firmware of the Nexus 5 smartphone with the intention to enable monitor mode and frame injection on a modern smartphone. With the gained intelligence, we aim at extending the current firmware to achieve:

  • New firmware-based MESH implementations for emergency scenarios
  • An improved Ad-Hoc mode
  • Implementation of application-aware MAC layers
  • Reactive Jammers on a smartphone

If you are interested in one of those topics or have further ideas how open firmwares can be used to enhance security or performance, feel free to contact Matthias Schulz.


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Hollick

Technische Universität Darmstadt
Department of Computer Science
Secure Mobile Networking Lab 

Mornewegstr. 32 (S4/14)
64293 Darmstadt, Germany

Phone: +49 6151 16-25472
Fax: +49 6151 16-25471


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