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A study analyzes pre-installed software on Android devices and its privacy risks for users

19 March 2019 - 12:50pm -- seltime-editor

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and the IMDEA Networks Institute, in collaboration with the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) at  Berkeley (USA) and Stony Brook University of New York (USA), have carried out a study that encompasses 82,000 pre-installed apps in more than 1,700 devices manufactured by 214 brands, revealing the existence of a complex ecosystem of manufacturers, mobile operators, app developers and providers, with a wide network of relationships between them. This includes specialized organizations in user monitoring and tracking and in providing Internet advertising.  Many of the pre-installed apps facilitate access to privileged data and resources, without the average user being aware of their presence or being able to uninstall them.

“The work environment at IMDEA Networks was the key to my success”

11 March 2019 - 9:17am -- seltime-editor

We interview one of the members of our Alumni Network, Dr. Roderick Fanou, during his recent visit to IMDEA Networks. Roderick obtained his PhD from IMDEA Networks and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid back in December 2017 and is now a Post Doc at the San Diego SuperComputer Center, CAIDA, University of California San Diego, (USA).

IMDEA Networks alumnus José Antonio Ruipérez-Valiente receives 3 new national awards

5 February 2019 - 9:36am -- seltime-editor

IMDEA Networks Institute is proud to announce that one of the members of its alumni network, José Antonio Ruipérez-Valiente, who completed his PhD at University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M) while he worked as a research assistant at IMDEA Networks, has received three more PhD prizes at the end of 2018, summing up a total of five. Ruipérez is quickly becoming an international rising star in the fields of online learning and educational technologies.

Suman Banerjee and Deepak Ganesan join IMDEA Networks as international Visiting Professors

25 January 2019 - 11:31am -- seltime-editor

IMDEA Networks welcomes Suman Banerjee and Deepak Ganesan as new visiting professors. Suman and Deepak are two of the world’s most renown wireless communications experts and it is an honor to have them join the Institute. They have both simultaneously been appointed to the eminent role of Chair of Excellence University Carlos III of Madrid-Banco Santander. To date, 12 double appointees have come to IMDEA Networks through that program.

Arturo Azcorra new member of the Academy of Europe

16 October 2018 - 8:58am -- seltime-editor

Professor Dr. Arturo Azcorra, Director of  IMDEA Networks (Madrid, Spain) and Full Professor at the Department of Telematics Engineering of University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M), has been appointed member of the prestigious Academy of Europe. This appointment recognizes Azcorra’s role as one of the world leaders in the research and development of the advanced solutions and systems leading to the 5G revolution.

 

No more messing around with passwords

2 October 2018 - 1:26pm -- seltime-editor

Who doesn’t have web accounts and faces a daily challenge of having to save and remember a plethora of usernames and passwords? An international team of researchers has unveiled a new secure authentication platform for mobile devices that links all of a user’s online accounts to their identity, leaving their management to be handled by their cell phone.

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