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Modern Web Development

The Internet, which is often used as a synonym for the World Wide Web, has become ubiquitous in our everyday lives and with the rise of Progressive and Hybrid Web Apps the technology is even used in offline applications on phones and desktop PC's. Therefore it's crucial to know the current used techniques and potential pitfalls in terms of privacy and security. In the lecture we will look at the most popular frameworks and address common security issues. You will work on a real open source...

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[Master] Ransomware Detection

Ransomware attacks – in contrast to other cyber attacks – must not be detected and especially not blocked or recovered on first sight. This relaxation is supported by the rareness of ransomware attacks. Certainly, the uprising of ransomware families, which are able to circumvent the detection mechanism, integrated into the local machine, prevents the approaches from taking advantage of the relaxation. Justified by the attack isolation, the move to the personal cloud storage is the reasonable way...

[Doctor] Efficient Privacy-Preserving Configurationless Service Discovery Supporting Multi-Link Networks

Data is the pollution problem of the information age, and protecting privacy is the environmental challenge — this quotation from Bruce Schneier laconically illustrates the importance of protecting privacy. Protecting privacy — as well as protecting our planet — is fundamental for humankind. Privacy is a basic human right, stated in the 12th article of the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The necessity to protect human rights is unquestionable.

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