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Security Lab 2010

SWS: 4, ECTS: 8.0, Maximum number of participants: 12

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Ulrike Meyer

Teaching Assistant: Georg Neugebauer, Mark Schloesser


Registration for the Lab is only possible online via the central registration page

Important dates: 

  • Bi-weekly exercises
  • weekly meetings in the Security Lab in the UMIC Building (Room 229 on the second floor, Mies-van-der-Rohe Strasse 15)
  • First Meeting: 12.04.2010, 04:00 pm


  • basic knowledge on security (e.g. have attended the IT-Security Lecture, the Security in Mobile Communications Lecture, or the SVS lecture)
  • basic linux skills
  • at least decent or advanced programming skills in one language
  • decent knowledge of networking (TCP/IP)


All of the following topics will be discussed and practical attacks will be performed.

  • wireless technologies in practice
  • network traffic analysis
  • implementing security protocols
  • key recovery in cryptographic ciphers
  • web application security (e.g. cross-site scripting)
  • code analysis
  • fuzzing
  • analyzing malware samples
  • reverse engineering
  • physical security

You will get assigned common tasks every two weeks that you work on in the lab or at home. Each participant has to introduce a special part of a selected topic in a short 30 minute lecture. Be prepared to spend some time in the lab.

First Challenge:

To give you an impression of the lab tasks here is a small forensic challenge to start the fun...

Forensic Demo Challenge

There are several hidden messages in this image. Try to find them and send your solution to Georg or Mark. Have fun!