Even before the revelations of Edward Snowden, Internet users often accompanies a queasy feeling when browsing through the online world. Again and again new viruses, eavesdropping scandals and abuse of data talk.
The Department of Information Security and Cryptography at the University of Trier studied these vulnerabilities and developed solutions to allow attackers become more limited. On the City Campus on Friday, September 26, visitors can get a glimpse behind the abstract concept of “hacking”.
“We want to demonstrate vividly what happens when an attacker attacks the PC,” says Daniel fat, employee of the Chair. Visitors can take on one of two computers and place as usual surf the Internet.
On a computer, the computer scientist at the University simulate an active attack in which the hacker read passwords and track all activities after. On the other PC a virus is installed which allows hackers to remotely control the device and view the desktop. “Computer security is a problem that affects people in everyday life, but completely abstract,” says fat.
Therefore, the computer science students want to show on the City Campus, the technical approach behind a hacker attack. The simulated attacks lead the students by themselves, because the hacking is taught at the university, explains Ralf Küsters, professor of information security and cryptography: “Only when you have mastered the technique, you can learn how to protect against it.”
In a lecture Küsters will explain the live demonstration and give advice on which Internet users should look for when surfing daily. “Many do not know what that means, for example, an encryption icon in online banking at all,” says Küsters. “And most importantly, what can not happen if it is not there.”
Even against hackers could you defend yourself with a good protection – at least if they have a criminal background. “In secret we unfortunately has little chance,” says Küsters. “Partly it is the programs themselves may be manipulated.”
the best protection is the daily surfing for Daniel fat actually quite simple: “Everyone should think before they click on something: Does this look serious I have at this Company bought something? Come bills from this company at all by mail? ” So one could simply bypass many security holes
The Presentation. “Hacker attacks: A live demonstration” can be visited 18 clock until midnight in the courtyard of the Episcopal Seminary. The lecture “hacker attacks and Co .: uncertainty in the Internet” hät Professor Küsters by 21 clock in the auditorium of the doctoral seminar.