A group of security researchers from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, University of Amsterdam, UC Santa Barbara, TU Wien, EURECOM, and IBM have discovered a critical vulnerability in every Android smartphone since 2012. Dubbed RAMpage by researchers, the vulnerability (CVE-2018-9442) is a variant of the previously known Rowhammer attack. The RAMpage vulnerability exists in memory cards due to a hardware bug. It works in such a way that once exploited, attackers can gain complete administrative control of the target Android device including smartphones and tablets. They can then steal sensitive content including passwords stored in the browser, personal photos, documents, instant messages, and emails.
Amrita Center for Cyber Security System and Networks, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, designed a new Android App, Bsafe, that can be used to monitor the safety of women and is useful for everyone.
Interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary studies are key to many success stories of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham's research projects. Ministry of HRD's National Mission in Education through Internet and Communication Technologies (NMEICT) had funded a massive project on building Virtual Laboratories for students who did not have access to laboratory education and skill training.
Dr. Krishnashree Achuthan, CEO of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham’s Center for Cybersecurity Systems and Networks, is among India’s foremost experts in cybersecurity. "Credential thefts are one of the most notorious threats where the attackers utilize one of the numerous mediums to steal the credentials of legitimate users", says Dr. Krishnashree Achuthan.