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Recent News:

SBAgliato @Vienna Night Run 2023

Yesterday, a dedicated group of 23 colleagues, collectively known as “SBAgliato,” participated in the Vienna Night Run 2023 event, alongside an impressive total of 16,000 participants. Every member of our team successfully crossed the finish line and secured an impressive 46th place out of a competition… Read More

SBA @International Digital Security Forum (IDSF)

After the resounding success of last year’s forum, which attracted over 250 international participants and featured more than 100 speakers from 41 different countries, today the 3rd International Digital Security Forum (IDSF), hosted by the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, takes place… Read More

Gabriel Gegenhuber @USENIX & DEF CON

On the 13th of August, Gabriel Gegenhuber presented his new MobileAtlas Paper on the USENIX Security conference. Post-USENIX Security, Gabriels journey continued as he went to Las Vegas for DEF CON 2023. There, he had the privilege of… Read More

Talk: ChatGPT, ignore the above instructions!

On the 28th of July, Sebastian Schrittwieser gave a talk at the WeAreDevelopers World Congress, one of the world’s largest software development conferences. It took place from July 27th to 28th in Berlin. More than 10,000 attendants were able to join talks on 13 parallel stages. Read More

Stopping Zenbleed (CVE-2023-20593) on Windows

The newly discovered Zenbleed vulnerability (CVE-2023-20593) affects all Zen2 processors from AMD. Unfortunately, AMD will not provide microcode updates for many of its processors until November or December 2023.  How to stay safe in the meantime? Luckily, there is a software workaround. While applying the software workaround is a one-liner… Read More

Meetup Red Teaming

How to (not) do Red Teaming – an orientationOn the 20th of July this meetup answered the question: How do you improve IT security of your company with a limited budget? The most obvious way to test your security measures is to employ somebody who tries to do the same… Read More

Edgar Weippl: ZIB Magazin Interview

Whether and how the cell phone listens inThe phenomenon that you talk about something and then you get on your smartphone the appropriate advertising on the topic. “ZIB Magazin” took a look at whether and how cell phones listen in. Edgar Weippl, research director of SBA Research and full professor… Read More


On the 13th of July, Marlene Koelbing from the DEFSYS team of MATRIS attended the 4th International Conference on Mathematical Research and Blockchain Economy (MARBLE) for a talk about a paper on a mathematical approach to the use of integer partitions for… Read More

SBA @Young Digital Law 2023

On July 6, the 3rd Conference of the Research Network Young Digital Law took place, which was co-organized by the Department of Innovation and Digitalisation in Law, the Research Platform Governance of Digital Practices, and the Research Group Security and Privacy at the University of Vienna. Read More