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Translated Press Release: IT Security is increasingly dominated by Geopolitics

Published on February 18, 2019 By sanna

DeepSec and DeepINTEL conference open call for papers – submission for lectures and trainings are in demand.Anyone who reads the technology part of their favourite magazine can hardly escape the promises of future network technologies. Your own car becomes a smartphone. The talking fridge becomes a therapist. 5G mobile networks promise high-speed fibre optic streaming […]

ROOTS 2018: Library and Function Identification by Optimized Pattern Matching on Compressed Databases – Maximilian von Tschirschnitz

Published on January 7, 2019 By sanna

[Editor’s note: This article belongs to the Reversing and Offensive-oriented Trends Symposium 2018 (ROOTS). It was misplaced, so we publish it today. Maximilian’s talk was recorded and can be watched on Vimeo.] The goal of library and function identification is to find the original library and function to a given machine-code snippet. These snippets commonly […]

ROOTS 2018 Talk: Kernel-Assisted Debugging of Linux Applications – Tobias Holl, Philipp Klocke, Fabian Franzen

Published on November 22, 2018 By sanna

On Linux, most—if not all—debuggers use the ptrace debugging API to control their target processes. However, ptrace proves unsatisfactory for many malware analysis and reverse engineering tasks: So-called split-personality malware often adapts its behavior in the presence of a debugger, yet ptrace makes no attempt to hide from a target process. Furthermore, ptrace enforces a […]

ROOTS 2018 Talk: The Swift Language from a Reverse Engineering Perspective – Malte Kraus & Vincent Haupert

Published on November 13, 2018 By sanna

Over the last decade, mobile devices have taken over the consumer market for computer hardware. Almost all these mobile devices run either Android or iOS as their operating systems. In 2014, Apple introduced the Swift programming language as an alternative to Objective C for writing iOS and macOS applications. The rising adoption of this new […]

ROOTS 2018: How Android’s UI Security is Undermined by Accessibility – Anatoli Kalysch

Published on November 9, 2018 By sanna

Android’s accessibility API was designed to assist users with disabilities, or temporarily preoccupied users unable to interact with a device, e.g., while driving a car. Nowadays, many Android apps rely on the accessibility API for other purposes, including apps like password managers but also malware. From a security perspective, the accessibility API is precarious as […]

ROOTS 2018 Call for Papers – Deadline extended

Published on August 27, 2018 By lynx

ROOTS‘ deadline for abstract submissions has been extended. The new deadline is the 17 September 2018. Authors will be notified by 30 September 2018. We need your camera-ready papers until 13 October 2018. Please spread the word. The Reversing and Offensive-Oriented Trends Symposium 2018 still accepts your research. We are looking forward to the results […]

ROOTS and DeepSec 2018 Call for Papers – Reminder and Bugfix

Published on July 17, 2018 By lynx

The ROOTS and DeepSec Calls for Papers are still running! We did some bugfixing on the web page, so the deadline for any ROOTS submissions is now 26 August 2018. Please spread the word and submit your research. If you need any assistance feel free to contact us. The DeepSec Call for Papers closes on […]

Call for Papers: Reversing and Offensive-Oriented Trends Symposium (ROOTS) 2018

Published on June 16, 2018 By lynx

ROOTS 2018 The second Reversing and Offensive-Oriented Trends Symposium (ROOTS) 2017 opens its call for papers. ROOTS is the first European symposium of its kind. ROOTS aims to provide an industry-friendly academic platform to discuss trends in exploitation, reversing, offensive techniques, and effective protections. Submissions should provide novel attack forms, describe novel reversing techniques or […]

ROOTS: Out-Of-Order Execution As A Cross-VM Side Channel And Other Applications – Sophia d’Antoine

Published on November 15, 2017 By sanna

Given the rise in popularity of cloud computing and platform-as-a-service, vulnerabilities, inherent to systems which share hardware resources, will become increasingly attractive targets to malicious software authors. In this talk, Sophia will introduce a novel side channel across virtual machines through the detection of out-of-order execution. She and her colleagues created a simple duplex channel […]

ROOTS: On The (In-)Security Of JavaScript Object Signing and Encryption – Dennis Detering

Published on November 14, 2017 By sanna

JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) has evolved to the de-facto standard file format in the web used for application configuration, cross- and same-origin data exchange, as well as in Single Sign-On (SSO) protocols such as OpenID Connect. To protect integrity, authenticity and confidentiality of sensitive data, JavaScript Object Signing and Encryption (JOSE) was created to apply […]

Notes on the ROOTS Schedule and the Conference

Published on November 14, 2017 By lynx

We are all set for the conference on Thursday. We did some last minute changes to the schedule due to some speakers running into issues, but we can confirm almost all presentations.You may have noticed the ROOTS schedule. It’s a bit shorter than DeepSec’s, but both events are not competing. The review for ROOTS is […]

Administrivia: How to access ROOTS and DeepSec 2017

Published on August 22, 2017 By lynx

We have received some question on how to attend the presentations of the 1st Reversing and Offensive-oriented Trends Symposium (ROOTS) 2017. It’s very easy. ROOTS is co-hosted with DeepSec 2017. This means if you attend DeepSec, you also attend ROOTS. In turn attending ROOTS gives you also access to the DeepSec conference. So you only […]

DeepSec 2017 Schedule, ROOTS, and Closing of Call for Papers

Published on August 3, 2017 By lynx

Thanks a lot for your submissions! We are currently in the final phase of the review. Expect the first draft of the schedule for the end of the week. Important: Don’t forget that the Call for Papers for the 1st Reversing and Offensive-oriented Trends Symposium 2017 (ROOTS) is still open and was extended to 15 […]

ROOTS 2017, DeepSec, and DeepINTEL Call for Papers are still open

Published on June 26, 2017 By lynx

Our wonderful world of technology is full of surprises, bugs, intentional weaknesses, adversaries, defenders, vendors, and users. Some software just got more lines of code instead of a decent audit or refactoring. Everything is turning smart, but no one knows what smart really means. Big Data is all the fashion, Big Knowledge still isn’t. So […]

Call for Papers: 1st Reversing and Offensive-Oriented Trends Symposium (ROOTs) 2017

Published on May 1, 2017 By lynx

ROOTs 2017 The first Reversing and Offensive-Oriented Trends Symposium (ROOTs) 2017 opens its call for papers. ROOTs is the first European symposium of its kind. ROOTS aims to provide an industry-friendly academic platform to discuss trends in exploitation, reversing, offensive techniques, and effective protections. Submissions should provide novel attack forms, describe novel reversing techniques or […]