ICC 2019: Best Paper Award for SeCIF Researchers

The paper titled “D2D-Aided Multi-Antenna Multicasting” created through a collaboration within SeCIF between Placido Mursia, Italo Atzeni and David Gesbert (all EURECOM) and Mari Kobayashi (TUM), has won the Best Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2019. This is a highly prestigious award at one of the largest conferences on communications research. The award will be presented during the Keynote session on May 23. ICC is currently taking place in Shanghai, China.

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SeCIF Researchers find Vulnerabilities in Stack Canaries

Original article in I’MTech in English: “Stack canaries: overestimating software protection” Original article in I’MTech in French: “Les stack canaries : une protection logicielle surestimé” Stack Canaries are a form of software protection to detect corruptions used in all modern operating systems. The name is derived from the historic use of canaries in coal mines as early-warning signals to detect toxic gases, mainly carbon monoxide. Similarly, stack canaries are used as a detection mechanism for stack buffer overflow before execution of malicious code can occur.

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Screaming Channels: SeCIF Project covered in ''Le Monde''

Le Monde article (in French): “Les très indiscrètes puces des objets connectés” Screaming Channels is a project that investigates long-distance side-channel attacks on radio signals emitted by mixed-signal chips pioneered by Prof Aurélien Francillon’s group at EURECOM. Prof Francillon’s group is part of the SeCIF project. Their results will be presented at the BlackHat USA 2018 conference, as well as at the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), Toronto, Canada.

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