Inria has discovered a new loophole in the TLS protocol, widely used to secure data exchanges over the Internet
On the 4th of March 2014, at the IETF 89 conference, a team of Inria researchers announced the discovery of a major security loophole in the TLS protocol. This protocol is the main security mechanism employed to protect communications over the Internet. Under certain circumstances, this weakness would allow hackers to steal the identities of users, particularly in banking and business networks. This loophole only affects a small number of Internet users and an update has already been released to address the problem. However, researchers at Inria are recommending that the TLS protocol be radically rewritten.
Michel Cosnard, Chairman and CEO of Inria, France’s public research body dedicated to computational sciences, and Vinton Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist of Google, have signed a general partnership agreement.
Today, 24 million people in France own a smartphone, with around 1 million apps available which form part of their daily lives. However, users know very little about what happens inside these "little black boxes" which contain large amounts of personal information and are in fact very powerful computers. For the past year, the CNIL and Inria have been working together to analyse the data recorded, stored and sent by smartphones. They can now present the first results of this work. The CNIL used its internal innovation laboratory, and Inria its PRIVATICS research team to successfully carry out the project entitled Mobilitics.
Inria announces the creation of InSimo, an innovative company in the field of medical simulation software
InSimo, a medical simulation software publisher, offers a software platform developed, among others, by Inria, which introduces a new generation of medical simulators to the market. These simulators are more accurate and take less time to develop. Furthermore, these simulators will help broaden the scope of application to meet new requirements in terms of assistance in planning and completing increasingly complex surgical operations.
Inria, a computational sciences research institute and Fing, the new generation internet foundation, wish to cooperate on a project entitled "Outlook, digital sciences and society". Philippe Lemoine, Chairman of Fing, and Michel Cosnard, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Inria, have today signed a partnership agreement to meet the challenges of the digital society of tomorrow.
OpenViBE2 (2009-2013) is a collaborative research project supported by ANR funding and which is looking into the potential of so-called "brain-computer interfaces" (BCI) in the field of video games.
André Seznec, leader of team-project ALF at Inria Rennes, received the first Intel Research Impact Medal from the Intel Labs Academic Research Office.
French Stimulus Initiative
GreenStars, laureate of the French call for projects known as the “French Stimulus Initiative” (Investissements d’Avenir*) Institute of Excellence on Carbon-Free Energies, federates a network of collaborative platforms bringing together all the players in the development of micro-algae in France.
- Inria research centre - Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée
- Institute of Excellence on Carbon-Free Energies
INRIA, a public research institute specialising in computational sciences, has, in partnership with TNS Sofres, launched a major annual survey to assess French people’s attitudes to digital technology and their perception of the ‘new digital world’.
- TNS Sofres
- France Inter
- Digital developments and inventions
- Digital equipment of the French
- Digital sciences
- Opinion and use of digital technology
World Wide Web Consortium
To strengthen its relations with industry and research activities in France and Europe, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) announces today the opening of a W3C Office in France, hosted by Inria (French National Computer Science Research Institute). To mark the launch, the Office is organizing a session on Open Data at the Open World Forum on 22 September in Paris, in cooperation with Inria and Paris City Hall.