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

ZISC faculty member Prof. Perrig named IEEE Fellow

The IEEE Fellow Committee announced the newly elevated IEEE Fellows of 2021 — amongst them is ZISC faculty member and ETHZ Professor Adrian Perrig. This distinction recognises the extensive research and outstanding accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. Adrian Perrig has been named IEEE Fellow for his contributions to network and system security. Perrig’s research

ETH Zurich professor discovers vulnerability in Intel

An international research team whose members include ETH Zurich Assistant Professor Shweta Shinde  has revealed a vulnerability in the security architecture of Intel processors. A few years ago, Intel, the world’s leading supplier of PC microprocessors, introduced an improvement that promised greater data security: Software Guard Extensions (SGX). These are hardware-​based control mechanisms that ensure