Press Coverage Of My Research

Some of my publications and research resonated quite a bit in the community and press. Below an incomplete list of press coverage I am aware of.


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2008

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Authors and journalists 2008:

Andreas Hirstein (2), ANW (1), Brian Krebs (1), Bruce Schneier (2), Business Technology (1), C. Walsh (1), CHS (1), Daniel Bachfeld (2), Franziska Schmid (1), Gunter Ollmann (3), Jeremy Kirk (2), Joel Hruska (1), John Leyden (2), Manfred Kloiber (1), Mark Long (1), Maurizio Minetti (1), Michael Winter (1), Peter Rüegg (1), Robert Lemos (1), Robert Vamosi (2), Samuel Schläfli (1), Scott Orgera (1), Steve Ragan (2), Thomas Claburn (1), Thomas Dubendorfer (1), Timothy (1), Zonk (1)


Software makers should take responsibility

A recent study of Internet browsers worldwide discovered that over half – 52% – of Internet Explorer users weren't using the current version of the software.
The Guardian - Bruce Schneier July 17, 2008 | Article | Article |


Are you using the latest web browser?


Google Security - Thomas Dubendorfer July 16, 2008 | Article | Article |


Nur von Hackern empfohlen

Fast jeder zweite Internetsurfer benutzt eine veraltete Browser-Version. Dasmacht anfällig für Angriffe aus dem Umfeld der organisierten Kriminalität.
NZZ am Sonntag - Andreas Hirstein July 13, 2008 | Article | Article |


Online risk due to browser flaws

The Swiss Institute of Technology, Google and IBM conducted the study and found 600 million users had not updated their browsers. "Failure to apply patches promptly or missing them entirely is a recipe for disaster," the report said.
BBC News - July 8, 2008 | Article | Article |


Vulnerabilities in Web Browsers Worry Researchers

A study by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Google and IBM found more than 600 million outdated Internet browsers were at risk this year, with plug-ins adding to the problem. The study praised the auto-update mechanism in Firefox for both the browser and its plug-ins, and said Firefox updates are more frequent than for Internet Explorer.
CIO Today - Mark Long July 8, 2008 | Article | Article |


Firefox Users Stay Ahead On the Update Curve

Firefox users were far and away the most likely to use the latest version, with an overwhelming 83.3 percent running an updated browser on any given day
Slashdot - Timothy July 8, 2008 | Article |


Browser mit Demenz

Regelmässig wird über Sicherheitslücken in Internetbrowsern berichtet. Dennoch dauert es immer noch zu lange, bis die Mängel beseitigt werden. Viele Hacker nutzen indes die Zeit, um die publizierten Schwächen zu nutzen.
Deutschlandfunk - Manfred Kloiber July 5, 2008 | Article | Article |


Browser Insecurity

This excellent paper measures insecurity in the global population of browsers, using Google's web server logs. Why is this important? Because browsers are an increasingly popular attack vector.
Schneier on Security - Bruce Schneier July 3, 2008 | Article | Article |


Built-in browser expiry proposed to fight botnet menace

The security researchers reckon browser makers could improve internet security by taking a leaf from the book of food manufactures and applying a "best before" date to browser and plug-in software. The theory is that a built-in expiry date would ensure that more users update in a timely fashion.
The Register - John Leyden July 3, 2008 | Article | Article |


637 million Excuses


IBM ISS X-Force - Gunter Ollmann July 3, 2008 | Article | Article |


Web Browser Insecurity and Online Banking


PaymentNews - July 3, 2008 | Article | Article |


Report: 637 million Web surfers using old browsers open to hackers

Updated your Web browser lately? Ever? If not, you and 637 million other Net surfers with outdated, insecure browsers are inviting criminal hackers into your computer, researchers warn.
USA Today - Michael Winter July 2, 2008 | Article | Article |


Have You Updated Your Browser Lately?


About.com - Scott Orgera July 2, 2008 | Article | Article |


Web surfers, it's time to patch

Using data collected by Google from January 2007 to June 2008, the researchers compared the major and minor version numbers of the browsers used by visitors with the most up-to-date version of their software at that time.
SecurityFocus - Robert Lemos July 2, 2008 | Article | Article |


Report: Outdated browsers put 637m users at risk


Zdnet UK - Robert Vamosi July 2, 2008 | Article | Article |


40% of surfers don't bother with browser security updates


Ars Technica - Joel Hruska July 1, 2008 | Article | Article |


Researchers: 637 million browser users at risk


CNET News - Robert Vamosi July 1, 2008 | Article | Article |


More than 600M users are surfing at risk study says


The Tech Herald - Steve Ragan July 1, 2008 | Article | Article |


Forty Percent of Web Users Surf With Unsafe Browsers

A comprehensive new study of online surfing habits released today found that only 60 percent of the planet's Internet users surf the Web with the latest, most-secure versions of their preferred Web browsers
The Washington Post - Brian Krebs July 1, 2008 | Article | Article |


Study: Firefox patched quickest, IE a laggard


SecurityFocus - C. Walsh July 1, 2008 | Article | Article |


Study: Unpatched Web Browsers Prevalent on the Internet


PC World - Jeremy Kirk July 1, 2008 | Article | Article |


637 million Users Vulnerable to Attack


IBM ISS X-Force - Gunter Ollmann July 1, 2008 | Article | Article |


Webbrowser mit Verfallsdatum

Weltweit benutzen mehr als 600 Millionen Internetuser zum Surfen nicht die sicherste Version ihres Webbrowsers. Im Bestreben um mehr Sicherheit im Internet empfiehlt nun eine Studie der ETH Zürich, ein «Verfallsdatum» für Webbrowser einzuführen und dieses deutlich sichtbar auf der Benutzeroberfläche zu placieren.
NZZ Online - CHS July 1, 2008 | Article | Article |


Forscher fordern Verfallsdatum für Webbrowser


Heise Security - ANW July 1, 2008 | Article | Article |


ETH fordert "Verfallsdatum" für Webbrowser


Inside IT - Maurizio Minetti July 1, 2008 | Article | Article |


Neue ETH-Studie zur Browsersicherheit


Informationsdienst Wissenschaft - Franziska Schmid July 1, 2008 | Article | Article |


Mehr Lücken als ein Windows-PC


NZZ am Sonntag - Andreas Hirstein April 6, 2008 | Article | Article |


Mythos entzaubert


ETH Life - Peter Rüegg April 3, 2008 | Article | Article |


Blackhat: Is Apple lacking in the security department


The Tech Herald - Steve Ragan April 1, 2008 | Article | Article |


Apple lags MS in security response


The Register - John Leyden March 31, 2008 | Article | Article |


Apples Security Patch Process Gets Worse While Microsofts Gets Better


Information Week - Thomas Claburn March 31, 2008 | Article | Article |


Black Hat: Neue Metrik für Sicherheit von Betriebssystemen vorgestellt


Heise Security - Daniel Bachfeld March 28, 2008 | Article | Article |


Black Hat: new operating systems security metric


Heise Security - Daniel Bachfeld March 28, 2008 | Article | Article |


Apple Crumble @ Blackhat


IBM ISS X-Force - Gunter Ollmann March 28, 2008 | Article | Article |


Terrifying Computer Owners Part X


Wall Street Journal WSJ - Business Technology March 28, 2008 | Article |


Microsoft vs. Apple: Who patches 0-days faster?


IT World - Jeremy Kirk March 27, 2008 | Article | Article |


Microsoft or Apple - Who Is the Faster Patcher?


SlashDot - Zonk March 27, 2008 | Article | Article |


Tatort Internet


ETH Life - Samuel Schläfli March 11, 2008 | Article | Article |



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