ZISC Chair Prof. Srdjan Capkun named IEEE fellow

The IEEE Fellow Committee announced the newly elevated IEEE Fellows of 2022 — amongst them is ZISC Chair and ETHZ Professor Srdjan Capkun. This distinction is reserved for selected IEEE members with extraordinary accomplishments. During his career, Prof. Capkun has made numerous significant research contributions in the areas of wireless security and systems security. His ground-breaking

Distinguished Artifact Award at USENIX Security 2022

The paper  “Automating Cook Consent and GDPR Violation Detection” by Dino Bollinger, Karel Kubicek, Carlos Cotrini, and David Basin received the Distinguished Artifact Award at USENIX Security 2022. Congratulations! The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires websites to inform users about personal data collection and request consent for cookies. Yet the majority of

Test-of-time award at IEEE S&P 2022

ZISC Partner SCION received a test-of-time award at the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy for the first SCiON paper published in 2011. The paper introduced SCION, a clean-slate secure Internet architecture designed to provide high availability in the presence of adversaries, trust and path transparency, and inter-domain multipath routing. Since its first appearance, SCION

Solving deceptive cookie banners with machine learning

Cookie banners are fooling users into consent and the websites do not respect user choices. ETH researchers show the prevalence of this deceptive website behavior and developed a solution: a browser extension CookieBlock that uses machine learning to protect user’s privacy. Cookies make web browsing stateful. They enable websites’ customization and authenticated sections. However, they

SCION enters everyday service

Members of the ETH community who need a fast, secure and reliable internet connection for their data now have an alternative: SCION network technology, invented at ETH Zurich, is now also available to any ETH lecturers, researchers or employees with special security, performance or reliability requirements. SCION is a fast, secure and reliable alternative to