M. Sc. Martin Grothe

  • Research Assistant - Chair Network and Data Security
Grothe, Martin


Ruhr-Uni­ver­si­tät Bo­chum
Lehr­stuhl für Netz- und Da­ten­si­cher­heit
Uni­ver­si­täts­stra­ße 150
D-44801 Bo­chum

ID 2/409
(+49)(0)234 / 32 - 27351
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Martin helds a B.Sc and M.Sc. in IT-Security from the Ruhr University Bochum. Since 2015 he is research assistant at the chair of Prof. Schwenk.

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  • security vulnerabilities in cryptographic implementations
  • cryptocurrencies
  • enterprise rights management services (ERM) systems


  • VERTRAG (BMBF) "Vertrauenswürdiger Austausch geistigen Eigentums in der Industrie"



1 Trillion Dollar Refund – How To Spoof PDF Signatures

Vladislav Mladenov, Christian Mainka, Karsten Meyer zu Selhausen, Martin Grothe, Jörg Schwenk - 26th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security

Vulnerability Report: Attacks bypassing the signature validation in PDF

Vladislav Mladenov, Christian Mainka, Karsten Meyer zu Selhausen, Martin Grothe, Jörg Schwenk

The Dangers of Key Reuse: Practical Attacks on IPsec IKE

Dennis Felsch, Martin Grothe, Jörg Schwenk, Adam Czubak, Marcin Szymanek - 27th USENIX Security Symposium, August 15–17, 2018, Baltimore, MD, USA

Breaking and Fixing Gridcoin

Martin Grothe, Tobias Niemann, Juraj Somorovsky, Jörg Schwenk - 11th USENIX Workshop on Offensive Technologies (WOOT '17)

Breaking PPTP VPNs via RADIUS Encryption

Matthias Horst, Martin Grothe, Tibor Jager, Jörg Schwenk - 15th International Conference on Cryptology and Network Security (CANS)

How to Break Microsoft Rights Management Services

Martin Grothe, Christian Mainka, Paul Rösler, Jörg Schwenk - 10th USENIX Workshop on Offensive Technologies (WOOT '16)

Your Cloud in my Company: Modern Rights Management Services Revisited

Martin Grothe, Paul Rösler, Johanna Jupke, Jan Kaiser, Christian Mainka, Jörg Schwenk - 11th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 2016)