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Archived research projects in CRoCS laboratory

Below, you can find older projects, which are not currently actively pursued further, but may be activated again later (as happened for multiple projects already).


This project focuses on usage, evaluation and extension of various tools related to secure programming, application vulnerabilities, security testing and code review. We are interested in static and dynamic analysis of applications with a special focus on security bugs, fuzzy testing, taint analysis and semi-automated review procedures and its incorporation into application development lifecycle. This project is coordinated with Y Soft Corporation, a.s., and for students participating in this project, there is a possibility to get a financial support from this company. More general information about Y Soft cooperation with students can be found here.

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Last update: 19.09.2018

Contact: Andriy Stetsko xstetsko@fi.muni.cz or andriy.stetsko@ysoft.com

Financial support: Y Soft Corporation, a.s. will provide financial support (in a form of stipend at the faculty or a part-time job in the company) to students with promising results.

Possible topics for cooperation with bachelor students:

Possible topics for cooperation with master students:

Involved people:

  • Andriy Stetsko 2012-now (Project coordinator, thesis supervisor, Y Soft Corporation, a.s.)

Previous research topics:

  • 2013-2017: Tools for dynamic security analysis of web applications, financial support from Y Soft Corporation
  • 2015-2016: Analysis and application of OWASP testing guide, financial support from Y Soft Corporation
  • 2015-2016: Metasploit, financial support from Y Soft Corporation
  • 2014-2016: Secure software development processes, financial support from Y Soft Corporation
  • 2012-2016: Tools for static and dynamic code analysis, financial support from Y Soft Corporation
  • 2014-2015: Security mechanisms of PDF files
  • 2014-2015: Security aspects of Xamarin/Android Platform
  • Cesta project - security-related transformations of JavaCard source code, financial support from Y Soft Corporation

This project is focused on improving the implementation of standard empirical test of randomness since some complete tests (Linear Complexity, Spectral, Overlapping template matching) can take hours on standard computer for usual amount of data. Tests are usually grouped into test batteries (NIST STS, Diehard,TestU01) to provide more complex randomness analysis. Currently we are focusing on optimization of NIST STS battery. Visit our online testing service.

Last update: 27.09.2016

Application Project Github repository

Involved people:

Publications

Last update: 08.01.2016

Contact: Zdenek Říha zriha@fi.muni.cz

Project description: This project focuses on automated generation of attacker's strategies against real implementation of various network applications. Currently, we aim to optimize existing Denial of Service attacks (DoS attacks, Link) in order to achieve maximum impact on the victim webserver. GANet contains source codes we are using - for now, combination of OS apps (Perfmon,…) and Python scripts.

Involved people:

Former participants: Tatevik Baghdasaryan 2014-2015 (testing simple web server);

Selected publications


Last update: 14.9.2015

Status: Completed/On hold

Contact: Petr Švenda svenda@fi.muni.cz

Project description: This project is focused on design and development of the special implementations of cryptographic functions able to operate in an environment under full control of an attacker and still able to protect used secrets (e.g., encryption keys).

  • Research project internal wiki pages
  • Whitebox AES implementation in Cpp and Java (GitHub repositories)
  • SecureFW framework for source codes and binaries - earlier version of whitebox AES implementation in Cpp, secure channel with JavaCard smart card
  • Explanation of whitebox cryptography, homomorphic encryption and computation with encrypted function/data: slides
  • List of resources related to whitebox cryptography

Involved people:

Former participants: Marián Čečunda 2013-2015 (Whitebox RSA, HMAC, Keccak); Dušan Klinec 2012-2014 (whitebox AES implementation, attacks);

Selected publications


Last update: 14.1.2016

Status: Completed/On hold

Contact: Vít Bukač xbukac@fi.muni.cz

Project description: We want to map the dark economy behind Denial-Of-Service attack services (DDoSaaS) for hire, the communication between DDoSaaS providers and customers and collect samples of attack traffic from real existing DDoS services. This project is about getting hands-on experience with network attacks in real environment instead of in closed labs, analyzing often neglected economy aspect of network attacks and dipping into the mindset of a cyber-criminal.

Involved people:

Publications


Last update: 14.10.2014

Status: Completed/On hold

Contact: Zdeněk Říha zriha@fi.muni.cz ; Dušan Klinec ph4r05@mail.muni.cz

Project description: These activities look at the security issues of the Android installation files (APK). The Android APK files are digitally signed, but the signer can be anybody. Therefore it is possible to to modify the APK files (to include malware, for example) and resign it. This can be done in an automated way. Such a modification/infection can also be done online in the form of the man-in-the-middle attack where the APK package is transparently modified on its way from the server towards the mobile device if no encryption of the communication is done.

Involved people:

Former participants: Jan Svoboda (2013-2014), Eduard Cihuňka (2013-2014)

Selected publications