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Information Security Group researchers identified flaws in the way Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol encrypts data, resulting in attacks that compromised the security of applications such as e-commerce, social networking and Internet banking. The improvement of TLS has helped major vendors, such as Google, Microsoft and Oracle, to develop countermeasures to the attacks.

We have been working on a number of very exciting challenges in embedded devices. For example, some of the areas that have been working on are control flow verification and verifying the integrity of executed instructions through power consumption. We are also looking into how to protect runtime data and verified instruction interpretation. This is a Smart Card, Tokens and IoT research project. Further information available here

Every day, security researchers discover new (critical) vulnerabilities on IoT devices. Our current research goals entail understand the risks posed by IoT devices and propose novel research solutions to protect them. We are particularly interested in discovering vulnerabilities in smart-home devices, such as smart light-bulbs, smart-cameras (IP cameras, CCTVS, DVRs), smart electronic locks, baby monitors and the likes. This is a Smart Card, Tokens and IoT research project. Further information available here

We have been working with other industrial partners on enhancing the security provisions of non-flight control wireless sensors and management systems. We have also established a very active research thread of work on drone security, along with colleagues from France. This is a Smart Card, Tokens and IoT research project. Further information available here

We have conducted extensive research on low cost authentication protocols, supply chain and RFIDs, and grouping proofs for RFID tokens. We are currently investigating the issues, interactions and performance of HCE implementations in relation to payment and transport applications. This is a Smart Card, Tokens and IoT research project. Further information available here

We have long-standing research thread on EMV security and decentralized payment systems. We have also worked on tokenization and fair exchange protocols in relation to anonymity and accountability. This is a Smart Card, Tokens and IoT research project. Further information available here

Among others, we have looked into relay attacks using NFC and proposed relevant countermeasures. Furthermore, we have also examined countermeasures for repackaged applications. More recently we have also been examining the security relevance of ambient sensors in mobile devices.  This is a Smart Card, Tokens and IoT research project. Further information available here

Read research papers from the ISG Smart Card Centre.

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