Former News


  • RFID S&P Training Week

    Posted on: August 5th, 2012

    The GSI will organize the second RFID Security & Privacy Training Week in January 2013. It will take place in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.

  • New Member

    Posted on: Aug 3rd, 2011

    Adrien Bourgeois will join our research group in September 2011.

  • New Publication

    Posted on: Aug 3rd, 2011

    Gildas Avoine wrote an article entitled "RFID for Newbies, Sauce Security", published by Hakin9 Vol.6 No.8 Issue 08/2011.

  • Postdoc Position Available

    Posted on: April 12th, 2011

    GSI seeks postdoc applicants in the area of Information Security or Cryptography. Contact Gildas Avoine for more information.

  • New Member

    Posted on: Sept 16th, 2010

    Xavier Carpent joined the GSI in September 2010 in order to achieve a PhD thesis on RFID Security.

  • Publications

    Posted on: June 30th, 2010

    The GSI presented five articles during the international workshop RFIDsec 2010, held in Istanbul, Turkey. See the publications section.

    The GSI also released the second edition of "Sécurité informatique, Cours et exercices corrigés" published by Vuibert.

  • From our Labs...

    Posted on: Sept 16th, 2010

    The GSI released Version 1.0 of e-retriever, which is a Linux-friendly tool that helps to analyze dumps of RFID cards, especially their logical structure. The tool can be downloaded in the section ourlabs.

  • Visiting Scientist

    Posted on: Aug 25th, 2010

    Muhammed Ali Bingol (TÜBİTAK, Turkey) will visit the GSI during Oct. 04-15, 2010, and Cédric Lauradoux (INRIA Rhone Alpes) will visit the GSI during Oct. 04-08, 2010.

  • Publications

    Posted on: June 30th, 2010

    Chong Hee Kim got a paper accepted in the Information Processing Letters, entitled "New fault attacks using jacobi symbol and application to regular right-to-left algorithms". See the publications section.

  • Visiting Scientist

    Posted on: May 11th, 2010

    Thomas Baignères from CryptoExperts (Paris, France) is visting the GSI until end of August 2010.

  • Internship Student

    Posted on: May 11th, 2010

    Samuel Bizien from ENS Ulm (Paris, France) is currently hosted by the GSI in order to achieve an internship about "Decoding Information Obtained from a Chip".

  • Publication

    Posted on: May 11th, 2010

    The paper "Differential Fault Analysis against AES-192 and AES-256 with Minimal Faults" by Chong Hee Kim has been accepted to FDTC 2010.

  • Visiting Scientist

    Posted on: February 3th, 2010

    Rolando Trujillo, who is from Rovira i Virgili University (Spain), is visting the GSI until end of April. Rolando will work on RFID distance bounding protocols during his stay.

  • New GSI Member

    Posted on: March 1st, 2010

    Dr. Chong Hee Kim joined the GSI on March 1st, 2010. Chong Hee obtained a PhD in Electronic and Electrical Engineering (Information Security) in 2004 at POSTECH in Korea. He is already familiar with the UCL, where he spent some time in the Crypto Group. He will work on the TRASILUX project funded by the Walloon Region.

  • RFID Training Week

    Posted on: January 16th, 2010

    The GSI will organize in Louvain-la-Neuve from Monday 29 March 2010 to Friday 02 April 2010 the "RFID Security and Privacy Training Week". The objective of this course is to provide to engineers, managers, and researchers competences in RFID security and privacy, in order to allow them to better understand and analyze the security needs of their RFID solutions.

  • Read your Passport in one Click

    Posted on: April 30th, 2009

    Jean-François Houzard and Olivier Roger, Master students in the GSI released the beta version of the tools pyPassport and ePassport Viewer, which allow to read and check your passport. More….

  • Laureate of the ARTS Programme

    Posted on: January 22th, 2009

    Gildas Avoine who leads the GSI is the UCL's laureate winner of the Apple Research & Technology Support (ARTS). The programme offers to the laureate $30,000 of Apple solutions in the form of hardware, software and support.

  • New Master Thesis Proposals

    Posted on: April 14th, 2009

    We updated the on-line list of Master Thesis Proposals available to UCL and external students.

  • LibéLyon Speaks About Passports

    Posted on: April 28th, 2009

    LibéLyon publishes today an article in French about the biometric passports. People interviewed in the article are Stéphanie Lacour, Bernard Beauzamy, Gildas Avoine, and Jean-Claude Vitran. More….

  • New publications

    Posted on: April 6th, 2009

    Cédric Lauradoux got two papers accepted at ISIT'09 and SAR-SSI'09 More….

  • New Book Chapter

    Posted on: March 19th, 2009

    Gildas Avoine participated in the writing of the book "La sécurité de l'individu numérisé - Réflexions propectives et internationales" published by L'Harmattan and edited by Stéphanie Lacour. Référence provided in the section publications of this website.

  • Invited talk: Cédric Lauradoux at INSA, France

    Posted on: January 29th, 2009

    Cédric Lauradoux gave a talk at INSA (Lyon, France) in January. The slides of the presentation will be available soon in the publications section.

  • MOBIB Extractor: The Content of Your Pass Revealed!

    Posted on: January 8th, 2009

    Gildas Avoine, Tania Martin, and Jean-Pierre Szikora from the Information Security Group (GSI) of the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium) published a software that allows customer to read their MOBIB card, that is their Brussels' public transportation card. The card stores some personal data that can be freely and remotely acceded by any person in the close proximity of the card. Beyond identity, birthdate, and zipcode, the card also contains in the clear the tracks of the last three travels of the customer. More….