Different Aspects of IT Security

As I found out, I hadn’t written any posts in the last 12 months. This despite the fact that we had published some interesting papers and three (?) Incidents happened at LastPass. The latter obviously has to do with one of my research topics, identity management. Maybe I’ll write a blog post about it soon. […]

eID and SSI

The eIDAS regulation came to life in 2014. Now it looks like decentralized identities (self-sovereign identities) for eIDs will follow. The idea is interesting: the user is in control of their identities. So far, however, self-sovereign identities has been a research topic and have hardly been tested in real-world. This raises the question which lessons […]

Nerdhorn and Fallback Authentication

Fallback Authentication describes the authentication method that is used if one of the commonly used factors does not work. The nerdhorn usually authenticates itself via face recognition on the smartphone. However, it is no longer recognized by the mask, for example. As an alternative, the font counts here. As is the case here, the alternative […]