GlobalSupervision: Jens Müller Start date: now Duration: 6 month More details:  
Fax is a legacy technology but still widely supported by cooperations, public authorities or services, e.g. in the health care sector. Fax machines process confidential information such as business contracts or patient identifiable data. Nowadays, fax devices and MFPs are actually embedded computer systems, often running a variant of Linux. In the past, firmware modifications attacks have been shown for printers  and other embedded devices  which raises the question of the security of fax machines.
The goal of this thesis is to systematically test a fax device's firmware update procedures and countermeasures against malicious firmware.
- Selbstständiges Arbeiten
- Kenntnisse im Bereich Reverse Engineering und Firmware Analyse
- Die Arbeit sollte in englischer Sprache verfasst werden