Publication honored at IEEE on Security and Privacy (S&P) 2021


Together with Prof. Jens Großklags (Professorship for Cyber Trust), a team of students and PhD students created within twelve months under the leadership of Maximilian von Tschirschnitz and Ludwig Peuckert (Chair of IT Security) a scientific paper on the security of Bluetooth Standards. In the process, the team discovered a significant security gap within the Bluetooth Protocol: the Method Confusion Attack. Meanwhile this weakness has been acknowledged by Apple, Google and the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG). Particularly problematic is that in contrast to all other vulnerabilities in the field of Bluetooth this one can’t be easily patched, because this would require significant changes in the protocol. Thus, millions of devices are permanently affected like Android and Apple mobile phones, smart watches and modern cars.
The worldwide most prestigious security conference IEEE on Security and Privacy (S&P) 2021 has recently honored the publication of the Cyber Trust team by accepting it as a conference contribution. It only has been the fourth IEEE S&P publication by TUM so far.

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