Amrita Cybersecurity Contest 'InCTFj '18' for School Students

The Amrita Centre for Cybersecurity Systems and Networks under Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is organising InCTFj '18, a two-month-long cybersecurity contest for school students from Class 8 to 12. This is the third edition of the contest and the previous editions had seen the participation of over 2,000 students from 19 States. Top 50 students selected as part of the contest will be invited for a fully sponsored six-day cybersecurity training (Cyber Gurukulam) by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham in December followed by the final round. The contest is coordinated and managed by the cybersecurity team ‘bi0s’. 

RAMpage Attack Unlikely to Pose Real-World Risk Says Security Researchers from Amrita and other Universities

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.