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Danger to Sensitive Data

Security experts from paluno – The Ruhr Institute for Software Technology at the University of Duisburg-Essen revealed multiple vulnerabilities in security-critical software running in protected memory areas of modern Intel processors. In the worst-case scenario, harmful actions could be infiltrated into sensitive programs, e.g. into the software of fingerprint scanners. With the help of the researchers many vendors already patched their software.

Security for Personal Data in the Cloud

The demand for cloud services has never been greater. This brings the issue of data protection to the fore. In the RestAssured project, scientists from the Ruhr Institute for Software Technology paluno at the University of Duisburg-Essen have researched how cloud providers can better protect the personal data of their customers.

Networking of European Data Platform Projects

At the beginning of the year, nine EU-funded data platform projects were launched under the umbrella of the Big Data Value PPP. The first online meetings have now taken place to establish synergies between the projects.

Education and Training for Big Data Specialists

Together with the partners in the BDVe project, the paluno woking group Software Systems Engineering has set up the Big Data Value Education Hub. The platform is now part of the European Commission Pledge Viewer.

Seamless Data Protection in the Computing Continuum

Computing power is in demand when more and more devices become smart. New network structures combine fog and cloud resources for this purpose. The Software Systems Engineering working group and its partners in the EU project FogProtect are looking into how data can be protected here.

Big Data Platform for Seaports

New EU project: the DataPorts platform will contribute to more automation by enabling new applications of artificial intelligence.

Body Reaction as Password

Forgot your password? Everyone probably knows that. Authenticating yourself by fingerprint or iris scan is a practical alternative. But biometric procedures also have disadvantages, because body characteristics cannot be changed and you show them publicly. The Software Technology Institute paluno of the UDE is researching a new approach that combines biometrics and password protection. The project is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) over three years. ...

Walking in Virtual Space

How can users walk in virtual worlds without reaching the limits of the real world? At CHI 2019, Stefan Schneegaß and his team presented a solution using electrical muscle stimulation.

Requirements Management as the Basis for Software Quality

Systematic Requirements Engineering (RE) is one of the most important disciplines in software development. Practitioners and scientists will discuss the best possible RE approaches from March 18-21 in Essen.

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