HITBSECCONF17 - Markus Vervier Presents Research On Signal

Markus Vervier will present research results on the security of messenger apps such as Signal and WhatsApp in his talk Hunting For Vulnerabilities in Signal at HITBSECCONF17 in Amsterdam.

Research on Signal and other private messengers was conducted together with Jean-Philippe Aumasson (Principal Cryptographer at Kudelski Security).

The presentation will focus on the exposed attack surface, weaknesses in implementations, and limitations of the protocol.

Signal is regarded as the most secure messaging application and the Signal Protocol is also used by WhatsApp and other messengers. The vulnerabilities already published allow attackers to modify encrypted attachments and trigger application crashes. Additional research will be presented as well.

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