Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy

Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy

The Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy was founded in May 2019. The institute’s mission is to study and develop the technical foundations and interdisciplinary aspects of security and privacy. The institute seeks impact through publications, artifacts, and personnel, and serves as a center of excellence for basic research and for the training of the next generation of scientific leaders in security and privacy.

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Universitätsstraße 140
44799 Bochum
Phone: +49 234 90498-0

Inside IBM's quantum computer, you can see the tower-shaped cryostat with numerous silver cables and struts running between two golden discs.The cables end under the lower disc with golden plugs in connector strips.

Cryptographic systems that even quantum computers cannot crack will soon be standard in the USA

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Two simple antennas can protect computer hardware against physical manipulation

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Intelligent reflecting surfaces can protect sensible data against attacks by adversarial wireless sensing

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Language assistants are programmed to react to “Alexa”, “Hey Siri” and “OK Google”, but they also respond to a large number of other words, too

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FPGA chips which are used, for example, in cloud data centers and mobile phone base stations have a vulnerable feature

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Becoming a Max Planck Director via “secondchance” education is probably something of an exception. But that is precisely what happened in the case of Christof Paar, one of the founders of the Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy in Bochum, where his work now includes tracking down hardware Trojans on computer chips.

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