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Aug 14

Scandale : Lenovo cache un bloatware dans ses firmwares

Le Lenovo Service Engine, un outil implanté dans le Bios des PC Lenovo, cachait une faille de sécurité. La firme propose un correctif.

Source: Scandale : Lenovo cache un bloatware dans ses firmwares

Jul 15

Hacking Team Uses UEFI BIOS Rootkit to Keep RCS 9 Agent in Target Systems

The dissection of data from the Hacking Team breach has yielded another critical discovery: Hacking Team uses a UEFI BIOS rootkit to keep their Remote Control System (RCS) agent installed in their targets’

Source: Hacking Team Uses UEFI BIOS Rootkit to Keep RCS 9 Agent in Target Systems

Jun 18

Apple CORED: Boffins reveal password-killer 0-days for iOS and OS X

Keychains raided, sandboxes busted, passwords p0wned, but Apple silent for six months

Source: Apple CORED: Boffins reveal password-killer 0-days for iOS and OS X

Apr 18

CALL FOR PAPERS | eDemocracy

CALL FOR PAPERS | eDemocracy.


e-Democracy 2015: Citizen rights in the world of the new computing paradigms 
6th International Conference on 
December 10-11, 2015, Athens, Greece

Information and communication technologies move fast; faster than society, faster than governments, faster than the law. Connectivity is already impressive, but the near future brings about the interconnection of everything, via the Internet of Things. It also brings fundamental changes to our computing paradigm, with cloud computing gaining momentum and being expected to become the prevalent computing paradigm in the years to come. Increasingly more data are being collected, about almost everything one can imagine; and they remain there, in cyberspace, for ever, sometimes even resisting efforts to delete them. These data are so attractive that a new science, going by the name “big data” has already emerged. All these developments constitute in most cases an improvement in our everyday lives, but sometimes infringe our rights as citizens. The challenge, therefore, is to safeguard citizen rights in the face of a new era, landmarked by new computing paradigms.
This is the theme of the 6th occasion of the International Conference on e-Democracy that will be held in Athens, the cradle of democracy, on 10-11 December 2015. The conference is organized by the Scientific Council for the Information Society, in co-operation with the Hellenic Data Protection Authority and a substantial number of European and Greek universities and academia. It is intended, similarly to previous occasions, to provide a forum for presenting and debating the latest developments in the field, from a technical, political, and legal point of view.
The conference will include keynote addresses, tutorials, panels, Ph.D. colloquia and sessions, workshops, special, regular and poster sessions. All papers will be peer reviewed. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance, and originality. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and selected papers will be invited to participate (after the necessary enhancements) to the evaluation process for inclusion in special issues of peer-reviewed journals.
The working language of the 6th International Conference on “e-Democracy ‘15: Challenges for Citizen Rights in the World of the New Computing Paradigms” is English. It is possible, however, that papers on Greek Law cases of e-Democracy issues be presented in Greek.
Topics of interest
The topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • e-Democracy and e-Participation
      o e-Campaigning, e-Politics
      o e-Voting
      o Information and Consultation Platforms
      o Collaborative working environments for e-Democracy
      o Social computing and e-Democracy

• e-Government

    o Open and Big Data for e-Government
    o Cloud computing for e-Government
    o m-Government
    o e-Government services and administrative burdens
    o Business process modeling for e-Government systems
    o Tools and models for e-Government development
    o Case studies and European projects

• Security, Privacy and Trust

    o Security, Privacy and Trust in e-Business services
    o Security, Privacy and Trust in e-Government services
    o Security, Privacy and Trust in Online Social Network Services
    o Cloud Computing Security and Privacy
    o Identity Management, Identity Theft and Trust Management
    o Information Audit and Trust
    o Digital Rights Management
    o Trust and Reputation in Digital Environments
    o Cyber attacks and advances on network security
    o Cryptographic Technologies
    o Anonymisation Methodologies and Best Practices
    o Privacy by Design and Default Methodologies
    o Tracking Technologies and Do-Not-Track Systems
    o Privacy Impact Assessment Methodologies
    o Privacy Enhancing Location and Mobility Management
    o Security and Privacy Audit, Risk and Governance
    o Security and Data Protection Education
    o Tradeoffs between security and efficiency, usability, reliability and cost

• e-Crime, e-Fraud and Digital Forensics

    o Cyber Crime Detection and Prevention
    o Internet Fraud, Cyber War
    o Computer Forensics and Anti-forensics

• Social, legal and ethical issues

    o Digital Divide
    o Internet Addiction
    o Transparency and Accountability in Data Protection
    o Ethics in Digital Societies
    o Surveillance Technologies and Legal Implications
    o Freedom of Expression and Privacy
    o Freedom of Information and Privacy
    o Social factors of collaborative creativity

Important Dates
Full paper submission deadline: May 31, 2015
Notification of decision: July 15, 2015
Camera-ready deadline: July 30, 2015

Instructions for Authors
Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that have been simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. All submissions should be appropriately anonymised (i.e., papers should not contain author names or affiliations, or obvious citations). Submissions should be at most 15 pages, including the bibliography and well-marked appendices, and should follow the LNCS style (http://www.springeronline.com/lncs). Submissions are to be made to the submission web site at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=edemocracy15. Only pdf files will be accepted. Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits. Papers must be received by the deadline of 31 May 2015 (11:59 p.m. American Samoa time). Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be presented at the conference. Efforts will be made to publish the conference proceedings by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.

The authors of selected accepted papers will be invited to extend their work for further publication in the Emerald journal Information and Computer Security (http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journal/ics# ).

Conference Steering Committee
Sokratis K. Katsikas, University of Piraeus, Greece (Chair)
Vassilis Zorkadis, Vice-President of SCIS, Greece (Vice-chair)
Philippos Mitletton, Secretary General of SCIS, Greece (Secretary)
Lazaros Iliadis, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Constantina Costopoulou, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
Constantine Yialouris, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
Elias Pimenidis, University of the West of England, UK
Spyros Voulgaris, Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands
Irene Vassilaki, Board member of SCIS, Greece
Charalampos Patrikakis, Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus, Greece

Conference Honorary Chair
Alexander B. Sideridis, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece

Program Committee Chair
Sokratis K. Katsikas, University of Piraeus, Greece

Program Committee
Isaac Agudo, University of Malaga, Spain
Evgenia Alexandropoulou, University of Macedonia, Greece
Zacharoula Andreopoulou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Maria Bottis, Ionian University, Greece
Christos Bouras, University of Patras, Greece
Athena Bourka, ENISA, Greece
David Chadwick, University of Kent, UK
Vassilios Chryssikopoulos, Ionian University, Greece
Nathan Clarke,University of Plymouth, UK
Tina Costopoulou, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
Ernesto Damiani, University of Milan, Italy
Sabrina De Capitani Di Vimercati, University of Milan, Italy
Christos Douligeris, University of Piraeus, Greece
Carmen Fernández-Gago, University of Malaga, Spain
Simone Fischer-Hübner, Karlstad University, Sweden
Sara Foresti,University of Milan, Italy
Steven Furnell, University of Plymouth, UK
Jürgen Fuß,University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria,Austria
Dimitris Geneiatakis, EC Joint Research Center Ispra, Italy
Christos Georgiadis, University of Macedonia, Greece
Dimitris Gouscos, University of Athens, Greece
Stefanos Gritzalis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Mp.Gupta,Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi), India
Marit Hansen,Unabhängiges Landeszentrum für Datenschutz Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Lazaros Iliadis, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Dimitra Kaklamani, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Christos Kalloniatis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Ioanna Kantzavelou, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece
Maria Karyda, University of the Aegean, Greece
Vasilis Katos, Bournemouth University, UK
Spyros Kokolakis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Nicholas Kolokotronis, University of Peloponnese, Greece
Panayiotis Kotzanikolaou, University of Piraeus, Greece
Costas Lambrinoudakis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Maria Lambrou, University of the Aegean, Greece
Konstantinos Limniotis, University of Athens, Greece
Antonio Lioy, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Javier Lopez, University of Malaga, Spain
Nikos Lorentzos, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
Euripidis Loukis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Emmanouil Magkos, Ionian University, Greece
Vicky Manthou, University of Macedonia, Greece
Nikolaos Marianos, University of the Aegean, Greece
Giannis Marias, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
Olivier Markowitch, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium
Vashek Matyas, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Vojtech Merunka, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Lilian Mitrou, University of the Aegean, Greece
Martin Molhanec, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Haris Mouratidis, University of Brighton, UK
Maria Ntaliani, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
Christoforos Ntantogian, University of Piraeus, Greece
Martin Olivier, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Rolf Oppliger, eSECURITY Technologies, Switzerland
Andreas Pashalidis, K.U.Leuven, Belgium
Charalampos Patrikakis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Guenther Pernul, University of Regensburg,Germany
Elias Pimenidis, University of the West of England, UK
Nineta Polemi, University of Piraeus, Greece
Bart Preneel, K.U. Leuven, Belgium
Andreja Pucihar, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Gerald Quirchmayr, University of Vienna, Austria
Muttukrishnan Rajarajan, City University, UK
Kai Rannenberg, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
Panagiotis Rizomiliotis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Carsten Rudolph, Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology, Germany
Christoph Ruland, University of Siegen, Germany
Pierangela Samarati, University of Milan, Italy
Einar Snekkenes, Gjovik University College, Norway
Miguel Soriano,U niversitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain
Diomidis Spinellis, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
Paul Spirakis,University of Patras, Greece
Stephanie Teufel, University of Fribourg, iimt, Switzerland
Marianthi Theocharidou, Athens University of Economics & Business, Greece
Yannis Theocharis,University of Mannheim, Germany
Aggeliki Tsochou,Ionian University, Greece
Irene Vassilaki, SCIS, Greece
Maro Vlachopoulou, University of Macedonia, Greece
Vasileios Vlachos, Technological Educational Institute of Larissa, Greece
Spyros Voulgaris, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Edgar Weippl, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Christos Xenakis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Constantine Yialouris, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
Jianying Zhou, Institute for infocomm research, Singapore
Vassilis Zorkadis, Hellenic Data Protection Authority, Greece
Sotiris Karetsos, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece

Download CfP

Oct 28

iOS 8 : Apple affirme ne plus pouvoir accéder aux données d’un iPhone

iOS 8 : Apple affirme ne plus pouvoir accéder aux données d’un iPhone.

Oct 27

iOS 8.1 plugs security hole that made it easy to install emulators | Ars Technica

iOS 8.1 plugs security hole that made it easy to install emulators | Ars Technica.

Jun 21

Privacy and iOS 8, USMS blunder and Cryptowall ransomware – 60 Sec Security [VIDEO] | Naked Security

Privacy and iOS 8, USMS blunder and Cryptowall ransomware – 60 Sec Security [VIDEO] | Naked Security.

Jul 03

L’authentification des câbles compatibles avec iOS7 crackée | Korben

L’authentification des câbles compatibles avec iOS7 crackée | Korben.

Jan 31

The Seventh International Conference on Mobile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies

============== UBICOMM 2013 | Call for Papers ===============


UBICOMM 2013, The Seventh International Conference on Mobile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies

September 29 – October 3, 2013 – Porto, Portugal

General page: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2013/UBICOMM13.html

Call for Papers: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2013/CfPUBICOMM13.html

– regular papers

– short papers (work in progress)

– posters

Submission page: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2013/SubmitUBICOMM13.html

Submission deadline: March 30, 2013

Sponsored by IARIA, www.iaria.org

Extended versions of selected papers will be published in IARIA Journals: http://www.iariajournals.org

Print proceedings will be available via Curran Associates, Inc.: http://www.proceedings.com/9769.html

Articles will be archived in the free access ThinkMind Digital Library: http://www.thinkmind.org

Please note the Poster and Work in Progress options.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.
All tracks are open to both research and industry contributions, in terms of Regular papers, Posters, Work in progress, Technical/marketing/business presentations, Demos, Tutorials, and Panels.

Before submission, please check and conform with the Editorial rules: http://www.iaria.org/editorialrules.html

UBICOMM 2013 Topics (topics and submission details: see CfP on the site)


Semantics of ubiquity; Ubiquitous knowledge; Knowledge discovery mechanisms; Profiling ubiquitous environments; Ubiquitous technologies for education, learning, and training


Ubiquitous computing; Wearable computing; Mobile computing; Nomadic computing; Mobile commerce; Mobile learning

Information Ubiquity

Ubiquitous information appliances; Information retrieval and filtering; Context awareness; Control of ubiquitous data; Data management and processing; Data replication, migration and dissemination; Ubiquitous computing and Internet of Things

Ubiquitous Multimedia Systems and Processing

Multimedia content recognition, indexing and search; Mobile graphics, games and entertainment; Ubiquitous multimedia applications and systems; Streaming mobile multimedia; Mobile media management; Multimedia ubiquitous platforms; Multimedia Indexing and Compression; Image and Signal Processing; Virtual reality in ubiquitous systems

Wireless Technologies

Bluetooth; 802.11.x; 802.15.x; ZigBee; WiMax

Web Services

Web 2.0; Semantic web; Web services; Ontology; Web Services evolution; Web Services applications

Ubiquitous networks

Ubiquitous networks; Network management; Network performance evaluation; Networks and technology convergence; Internet access in ubiquitous systems; Ubiquitous mesh, ad hoc and sensor networks; RFID; Reconfigurability and personalization of ubiquitous networks

Ubiquitous devices and operative systems

Design of devices for ubiquitous systems; Mobile devices; Wearable devices; Embedded systems; Operative systems for ubiquitous devices; Real-time operating systems and scheduling

Ubiquitous mobile services and protocols

Frameworks, architectures, and languages for ubiquitous services; Queries, transactions and workflows in mobile and ubiquitous Networks; Algorithms for ubiquitous systems; SLA/QoS in ubiquitous services; Ontology based services; Location-based services; Protocols and interaction mechanisms for ubiquitous services; Mobile services and service convergence; Service discovery mechanisms; Tracking in ubiquitous environments; Measurement, control, and management of ubiquitous services; Design and development of ubiquitous services; Wireless/mobile service delivery

Ubiquitous software and security

Ambient components; Agent technologies; Software for spontaneous interoperation; Dependability guarantees; Security; Key Management and Authentication; Trust; Privacy; Fault-tolerance; Multimedia Information Security

Collaborative ubiquitous systems

Cooperative networks for ubiquitous systems; Cooperative applications for ubiquitous networks; Handheld and wearable systems for interaction in collaborative groups and communities; Ad hoc collaboration in ubiquitous computing environments; Awareness of collaboration and of work environment; Inherently mobile collaborative work

Users, applications, and business models

Mobile user interfaces; Ubiquitous user-generated content (weblogs, wikis, etc.); Mobile and ubiquitous computing support for collaborative learning; User modeling and personalization; Context- and location-aware applications; Toolkits, testbeds, development environments; Tools and techniques for designing, implementing, & evaluating ubiquitous systems; Constructing, deploying and prototyping of ubiquitous applications; Evaluation of user models for ubiquitous environments; On-line analytical techniques; Human-computer interaction in ubiquitous computing environments; Ubiquitous e-Development (business, science, health, etc.); Case Studies; Emerging industrial/business/scientific ubiquitous scenarios; Ambient intelligence; Social issues and implications of ubiquitous system

Committee: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2013/ComUBICOMM13.html

Jan 15

34th WIC Symposium on Information Theory in the Benelux

34th WIC Symposium on Information Theory in the Benelux

Third joint WIC/IEEE SP Symposium on Information Theory and Signal

Processing in the Benelux

May 30-31, 2013, imec, Leuven, Belgium, organized by imec and KULeuven

The symposium is organized under the auspices of the Werkgemeenschap voor Informatie- en Communicatietheorie and of the IEEE Benelux Signal Processing Chapter and supported by IEEE Benelux Information Theory Chapter



The purpose of the conference is to share ideas, experiences and information on the following, or related, topics:

  • –  Shannon theory and applications of information theory,
  • –  Multi-user information theory,
  • –  Source, channel and network coding, data compression,
  • –  Cryptography and data protection,
  • –  Quantum information and quantum cryptography,
  • –  Signal detection and estimation,
  • –  Speech/Audio/Video/Multimedia signal processing,
  • –  Biometrics and pattern recognition,
  • –  Wired, wireless, ad hoc and sensor networks,
  • –  Software defined radios and cognitive radios,
  • –  Fundamental limits and approaches for cooperation in networks,
  • –  Biologically inspired algorithms,
  • –  Localization and tracking


    The program committee is soliciting papers describing original work. Prospective authors are encouraged to submit a one-page abstract in pdf-format, including names of authors, affiliation with complete address and telephone numbers by e-mail to mso@imec.be. Each accepted paper will have either 20 minutes for oral presentation and discussion or a poster presentation. All accepted papers will appear on the WIC website. A prize will be given to the best student paper. A limited number of grants will be made available to M.Sc. students who have an accepted paper at the symposium.


March 21, 2013
April 12, 2013
May 20, 2013
May 30-31, 2013 Symposium.

Deadline for submission of one-page abstract (pdf-format). Notification of acceptance.
Camera ready papers due and deadline conference registration.

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