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[Dec 11, 2014] Sonia Bogos received the Outstanding Teaching Assistant award 2014.
[Nov 25, 2014] Serge Vaudenay received The Computer Journal Wilkes Award for 2014, rewarding the best two papers in the Computer Journal Volume 56. His paper "On Selecting the Nonce Length in Distance-Bounding Protocols" is cowritten with Katerina Mitrokotsa, Pedro Peris-Lopez, and Christos Dimitrakakis.
[June 20, 2014] Asli Bay defends her PhD entitled Provable Security of Block Ciphers and Cryptanalysis.
[June 10, 2014] Publication of the proceedings of ACNS 2014 edited by Ioana Boureanu, Philippe Owesarski, and Serge Vaudenay: Springer.
[May 14, 2014] Alexandre Duc and Sebastian Faust receive the EUROCRYPT 2014 Best Paper Award for their paper "Unifying Leakage Models: from Probing Attacks to Noisy Leakage" cowritten with Stefan Dziembowski.
[Dec 12, 2013] Alexandre Duc received the Outstanding Teaching Assistant award 2013.
[Dec 8, 2013] Publication of the proceedings Progress in Cryptology - INDOCRYPT 2013 edited by Goutam Paul and Serge Vaudenay.
[Oct 23, 2013] Publication of the proceedings Provable Security - ProvSec 2013 edited by Willy Susilo and Reza Reyhanitabar.
[Sep 12, 2013] Pouyan Sepehrdad received the 2013 ERCIM STM Award for his PhD work.
[Aug 1, 2013] Dr. Ioana Boureanu got a professorship in Information Security, at the Institute for Information and Communication Technologies of the University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland.
[Sept 1, 2012] Dr. Katerina Mitrokotsa got a professor position in the University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland, School of Business Administration.
[Aug 27, 2012] Pouyan Seperhdad defends his PhD entitled Statistical and Algebraic Cryptanalysis of Lightweight Symmetric Primitives.
[Jun 07, 2012] A Lab story about LASEC is published in Flash.
[Mar 20, 2012] Pouyan Sepehrdad's paper "Recursive Diffusion Layers for Block Ciphers and Hash Functions" cowritten with Mahdi Sajadieh, Mohammad Dakhilalian, and Hamid Mala, was selected among the three Best Papers of the FSE'12 workshop.
[Mar 20, 2012] Alexandre Duc received one of the three awards for the Keccak-analysis contest from the designers of this algorithm at FSE 2012. His work was done together with Jian Guo, Thomas Peyrin and Lei Wei.
[Mar 08, 2012] Publication of the proceedings Selected Areas in Cryptography - SAC 2011 edited by Ali Miri and Serge Vaudenay.
[Feb 10, 2012] Khaled Ouafi defends his PhD entitled Security and Privacy in RFID Systems.
[Aug 12, 2011] Serge Vaudenay won the 46th price (a bicycle saddle) at the 2011 edition of bike-to-work.
[Dec 13, 2010] PPUR publishes La fracture cryptographique (French), by Serge Vaudenay.
[Dec 12, 2010] Asli Bay, Jorge Nakahara Jr., and Serge Vaudenay receive the Best Paper award of the CANS'10 conference for their paper "Cryptanalysis of Reduced-Round MIBS Block Cipher".
[Aug 27, 2010] Martin Vuagnoux defends his PhD entitled Computer Aided Cryptanalysis from Ciphers to Side Channels.
[Aug 25, 2010] Claude Barral defends his PhD entitled Biometrics & Security: Combining Fingerprints, Smart Cards and Cryptography.
[Jan 22, 2010] LASEC celebrates its 10th anniversary.
[Dec 4, 2009] Serge Vaudenay was elected Director of the IACR for a second 3-year term 2010-12.
[Dec 1, 2009] Jean-Philippe Aumasson defends his PhD entitled Design and analysis of symmetric cryptographic algorithms.
[Oct 2, 2009] Sylvain Pasini defends his PhD thesis entitled Secure communication using authenticated channels.
[Aug 12, 2009] Martin Vuagnoux and Sylvain Pasini receive the Oustanding Student Paper Award of the 18th Usenix Security Symposium for their paper "Compromising Electromagnetic Emanations of Wired and Wireless Keyboards". more information
[Nov 14, 2008] Thomas Baignères defends his PhD thesis entitled Quantitative Security of Block Ciphers: Designs and Cryptanalysis Tools.
[Oct 20, 2008] Videos of our (wired) keyboard attacks based on compromising electromagnetic emanations
[June 10, 2008] Publication of the proceedings Progress in Cryptology - Africacrypt 2008 edited by Serge Vaudenay
[Apr 18, 2008] Simon Fischer defends his PhD thesis entitled Analysis of Lightweight Stream Ciphers.
[Feb 11, 2008] LASEC organizes the 15th Fast Software Encryption Workshop (FSE 2008)
[Mar 28, 2007] Serge Vaudenay appointed as a full professor of security and cryptography (press release: http://actualites.epfl.ch/presseinfo-com?id=425)
[Dec 15, 2006] Jean Monnerat defends his PhD thesis entitled Short Undeniable Signatures: Design, Analysis, and Applications
[Dec 5, 2006] Serge Vaudenay was elected Director of the IACR for a 3-year term 2007-09
[Aug 21, 2006] Autodafe, a next generation fuzzer framework able to uncover automatically buffer overflows, has been publicly released
[May 29, 2006] Publication of the proceedings Advances in Cryptology - Eurocrypt 2006 edited by Serge Vaudenay
[Apr 13, 2006] Yi Lu defends her PhD thesis entitled Applied Stream Ciphers in Mobile Communications
[Apr 3, 2006] iChair, the ultimate conference submission/review server software, has a brand new website.
[Apr 1, 2006] Sylvain Pasini received the Kudelski prize for his Master project done at LASEC entitled Secure Communications over Insecure Channels using an Authenticated Channel
[Dec 12, 2005]Gildas Avoine defends his PhD thesis entitled Cryptography in Radio Frequency Identification and Fair Exchange Protocols
[Dec 06, 2005]SourceForge spreads the version 2.1 of Ophcrack, the fastest Windows password cracker, developed by Philippe Oechslin
[Nov 18, 2005]Xtoken, an application that fights spam and that has been developped at LASEC is now available on SourceForge
[Nov 07, 2005]Publication of A Classical Introduction to Cryptography - Exercise Book by T. Baignčres, P. Junod, Y. Lu, J. Monnerat, and S. Vaudenay
[Sep 30, 2005]Simon Künzli, Pascal Junod, and Willi Meier received at Mycrypt 2005 the best paper award for their paper entitled Distinguishing attacks on T-functions
[Sep 28, 2005]Publication of the proceedings Progress in Cryptology - Mycrypt 2005 edited by Ed Dawson and Serge Vaudenay
[Sep 05, 2005]Publication of A Classical Introduction to Cryptography by Serge Vaudenay
[Feb 04, 2005]Pascal Junod defends his Phd thesis entitled Statistical Cryptanalysis of Block Ciphers
[Avr 09, 2005]Martin Vuagnoux received the Kudelski prize for his Master project done at the Cambridge University (UK) and entitled: "AUTODAFE an act of Software torture"
[Jan 23, 2005]Publication of the proceedings Public Key Cryptography - PKC 2005 edited by Serge Vaudenay
[Jan 23, 2005]LASEC organizes the 8th International Workshop on Practice and Theory in Public Key Cryptography (PKC 2005)
[Nov 01, 2004]Publication of Sécurité informatique, Exercices corrigés by G. Avoine, P. Junod, and Ph. Oechslin
[Aug 27, 2004]Gildas Avoine won the best student paper award at the conference Cardis 2004 for his paper entitled Privacy issues in RFID banknote protection schemes
[Nov 13, 2003]LASEC organizes the 6th IFIP TC-11 WG 11.5 Working Conference on Integrity and Internal Control in Information Systems (IICIS 2003) together with LBD.
[Oct 10, 2003]LASEC announces a new block cipher family developed for Mediacrypt AG
[Feb 20, 2003]LASEC reveals a flaw in SSL/TLS. This flaw has been slashdotted
[Aug 16, 2001]Publication of the proceedings Selected Areas in Cryptography: 8th Annual International Workshop edited by Serge Vaudenay and Amr M. Youssef
[Jun 01, 2001]Publication of Algorithmique et optimisation : Exercices corrigés by Alain Darte and Serge Vaudenay
[Jul 04, 2000]LASEC proposes an attack against the famous SSL, which is based on the birthday paradox