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Security Advisory: CVE-2015-5243 rediscovered: phpWhois before 5.1.0 PHP Code Injection

phpWhois and some of its forks in versions before 5.1.0 are prone to a code injection vulnerability due to insufficient sanitization of returned
WHOIS data. This allows attackers controlling the WHOIS information of a
requested domain to execute arbitrary PHP code in the context of the application.

Full security advisory: https://github.com/sbaresearch/advisories/tree/public/2018/SBA-ADV-20180425-01_phpWhois_Code_Execution

Special Issue on Blockchain Technology and Applications in Elsevier’s Pervasive and Mobile Computing

The aim of this special issue is to gather latest research results concerning blockchain technology and its application on relevant scenarios, such as the ones previously listed. Researchers, experts, and scholars from both industry and academia are encouraged to present their recent achievements and research directions in this area

Manuscript Due: 15 November, 2018 (Deadline on the journals’ web page will be corrected)
Acceptance notification: 15 May, 2019
Expected Publication of the Special Issue: 15 July, 2019

Guest Editors:

  • Paolo Mori, Institute of Informatics and Telematics, National Research Council of Italy, Pisa, Italy
  • Wolfgang Prinz, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology, Germany
  • Laura Ricci, Computer Science Department, University of Pisa, Italy
  • Edgar Weippl, SBA Research, Wien, Austria

Special Issue Guest Editor Edgar Weippl

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Dimitris Simos joins the editorial board of Mathematics in Computer Science

Dimitris Simos was invited to join the editorial board of the Mathematics in Computer Science (MCS) journal published and distributed by Springer.

MCS publishes high-quality original research papers on the development of theories and methods for computer and information sciences, the design, implementation, and analysis of algorithms and software tools for mathematical computation and reasoning, and the integration of mathematics and computer science for scientific and engineering applications.

SoftwareentwicklerInnen für Kooperationsprojekt mit Stiwa gesucht

Für ein Kooperationsprojekt mit unserem Unternehmenspartner Stiwa suchen wir SoftwareentwicklerInnen mit Schwerpunkt .Net-Programmierung, welche im Bereich Automation arbeiten möchten.

Nach Vereinbarung besteht die Möglichkeit die ausgeschriebenen Aufgaben im Rahmen von Forschungskooperationen (Masterarbeit oder Dissertation) mit SBA Research gGmbH oder der TU Wien zu übernehmen.

Bewerbungen bitte an eweippl@sba-research.org und cc an jobs@sba-research.org mit dem Stichwort „Stiwa“ in der Betreffzeile.

ERCIM News Special Theme: “Digital Twins”, Edgar Weippl (guest editor)

Ercim news is seeking short articles (700-800 words) on the current topic for its special theme “Digital Twins”. This is related to our ongoing research activities in the Christian Doppler Laboratory SQI (Links zu www.sqi.at)
Submission Deadline Thursday, 28 August

https://ercim-news.ercim.eu/call

Guest editors:
Benjamin Sanderse (CWI)
Edgar Weippl (SBA)

Alexei Zamyatin gives talk @ Building on Bitcoin conference

Alexei Zaymatin presented “A Wild Velvet Fork Appears!” at the 2018 Building on Bitcoin conference in Lisbon.

Building on Bitcoin, Lisbon 2018
Building on Bitcoin, Lisbon 2018

Click here to watch the full presentation

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