Christian Platzer

Christian Platzer

General Information

I am currently a project assistant with the Automation Systems Group at the Technical University of Vienna. Before that, I conducted my Ph.D. thesis at the Distributed Systems Group. My research interests include most aspects of computer security, especially security issues related to online games and forensics.

Personal Information

Degree: Dipl. Ing. Mag. rer.soc.oec. Dr. techn
Office Hours: E-Mail appointsments
Email: cplatzerseclab.tuwien.ac.at
Address: Treitlstr. 1/4. Floor/E183-1, 1040 Vienna, Austria
Phone +43 1 58801 18325

Teaching

Current topics for Practica / Bachelor Theses / Masters Theses
  • InetSec: Implementing (or porting) Challenges for the InetSec teaching environment. Bacc. Theses or Practica.
  • Andrubis: Automatically analyzing Android apps (various topics for Bacc. or Masters Theses)
    Courses
    Masters Thesis Supervision
    • Bernhard Grill: Bootkit detection and prevention.
    • Michael Racsz: Static analysis of .NET bytecode.
    • Eduard Thamm: IPv6. A security analysis of tomorrow's communication protocol
    • Martin Jauernig: Mitigation techniques for Heap Spraying attacks in JIT Compilers
    • Stefan Vogl: On Passport Security
    Finished Masters Thesis
    • Silvio Riener: Your Android Security Advisor
    • Martin Stuetz: Automatically detecting illicit content in Picture Streams
    • Bernhard Miller: Dynamic analysis of MACOS binaries
    • Markus Kammerstetter: Real-time Encrypted Speech Communication Over Low Bandwidth Channels
    • Stefan Mitterhofer: Bot detection in massive multiplayer online games
    • Hanno Fallmann: Covertly probing underground communication marketplaces
    • Matthias Neugschwandtner: Driver detection for Anubis
    • Vladimir Drienovsky: Spam categorization based on link redirects

    Media

    • 17.04.2013 Interview about Andrubis on OE1 - Digital Leben [download]
    • 26.04.2012 Der Standard about Cybercrime [link]
    • 15.04.2012 Die Krone reports about our InetSec Course and the iCTF we won last year [download]
    • 05.12.2011 We won the iCTF. Various media report based on this article. [link][link]
    • 24.09.2011 OE1 about the future in security [download]
    • 24.09.2011 OE1 about the future in security [download]
    • 13.07.2011 The Austrian newspaper Standard reports about our Facebook paper and PiOS [link]
    • 13.07.2011 Austria national TV (ORF) interviews iSecLab on recent Anonymous activity [Download]
    • 13.07.2011 Futurezone writes about Cyberpolice and recent hacking events [link]
    • 27.06.2011 Funkschau (12/2011) writes about iSecLab, iPhone and Appz [download]
    • 31.03.2011 Radio OE1 broadcasts an interview about general password security [download]
    • 01.03.2011 Switzerland national TV reports about PiOS [Stream]

    Publications

      Journals
    1. Manuel Egele, Clemens Kolbitsch and Christian Platzer. Removing web spam links from search engine results. Journal in Computer Virology. Springer Paris, 22.08.2009.
      [Download]

    2. Christian Platzer, Florian Rosenberg, and Schahram Dustdar. Web service clustering using multi-dimensional angles as proximity measures. ACM Transactions on Internet Technologies, 2009.

    3. Stefan Mitterhofer, Christian Platzer, Engin Kirda, and Christopher Kruegel. Server-side bot detection in massive multiplayer online games. IEEE Security and Privacy, Special Issue - Online Gaming Security, 2009.
    4. Conferences
    5. Markus Kammerstetter, Christian Platzer, and Wolfgang Kastner. PROSPECT - Peripheral Proxying Supported Embedded Code Testing. In 9th ACM Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security (ASIACCS 2014), June 4-6, 2014, Kyoto Garden Palace, Kyoto, Japan, June 2014.

    6. Martina Lindorfer, Stamatis Volanis, Alessandro Sisto, Matthias Neugschwandtner, Elias Athanasopoulos, Federico Maggi, Christian Platzer, Stefano Zanero, and Sotiris Ioannidis. AndRadar: Fast Discovery of Android Applications in Alternative Markets. In 11th Conference on Detection of Intrusions and Malware and Vulnerability Assessment (DIMVA), London, UK, July 2014.
      [download]

    7. Bernhard Grill, Christian Platzer, and Juergen Eckel. A Practical Approach for Generic Bootkit Detection and Prevention. In 7th European Workshop on Systems Security (EuroSec), Amsterdam, Netherlands, April 2014.
      [download]

    8. Martina Lindorfer, Bernhard Miller, Matthias Neugschwandtner, and Christian Platzer. Take a Bite - Finding the Worm in the Apple. In 9th International Conference on Information, Communications and Signal Processing (ICICS), Tainan, Taiwan, December 2013.
      [download]

    9. Markus Kammerstetter, Christian Platzer, and Gilbert Wondracek. Vanity, Cracks and Malware: Insights into the Anti-Copy Protection Ecosystem. In 19th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS 2012), Raleigh, NC, USA, October 2012.
      [download]

    10. Christian Platzer, Sequence-Based Bot Detection in Massive Multiplayer Online Games, 8th International Conference on Information, Communications and Signal Processing (ICICS 2011), Singapore, 13-16th December 2011
      [download] (Distinguished Paper Award)

    11. Matthias Neugschwandtner, Paolo Milani Comparetti, Christian Platzer, Detecting Malware's Failover C&C Strategies with SQUEEZE, 27th Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC), Orlando, Florida, December 2011
      [paper]

    12. Marco Balduzzi, Christian Platzer, Thorsten Holz, Engin Kirda, Davide Balzarotti, Christopher Kruegel, Abusing Social Networks for Automated User Profiling, International Symposium on Recent Advances in Intrusion Detection (RAID 2010), Ottowa, Canada, September 2010
      [download]

    13. Matthias Neugschwandtner, Christian Platzer, Paolo Milani Comparetti, Ulrich Bayer, dAnubis - Dynamic Device Driver Analysis Based on Virtual Machine Introspection, Seventh Conference on Detection of Intrusions and Malware & Vulnerability Assessment (DIMVA), Bonn, Germany, July 2010
      [download]

    14. Hanno Fallmann, Gilbert Wondracek and Christian Platzer, Covertly Probing Underground Economy Marketplaces, Seventh Conference on Detection of Intrusions and Malware & Vulnerability Assessment (DIMVA), Bonn, Germany, July 2010
      [download]

    15. Gilbert Wondracek, Thorsten Holz, Christian Platzer, Engin Kirda, Christopher Kruegel, Is the Internet for Porn? An Insight Into the Online Adult Industry, The Ninth Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS 2010), Boston, MA, June 2010
      [download]

    16. Florian Rosenberg, Christian Platzer, and Schahram Dustdar. Bootstrapping Performance and Dependability Attributes of Web Services. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Web Services (06), Chicago, USA, September 2006.

    17. Anton Michlmayr, Florian Rosenberg, Christian Platzer, Martin Treiber, and Schahram Dustdar. Towards Recovering the Broken SOA Triangle - A Software Engineering Perspective. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Service-oriented Software Engineering (IW-07), Dubrovnik, Croatia, September 2007.

    18. Marco Aiello, Christian Platzer, Florian Rosenberg, Huy Tran, Martin Vasko, and Schahram Dustdar. Web Service Indexing for Efficient Retrieval and Composition. In Proceedings of the IEEE Joint Conference on E-Commerce Technology (06) and Enterprise Computing, E-Commerce and E-Services (06), San Francisco, USA, June 2006.

    19. Lukasz Juszczyk, Anton Michlmayr, Christian Platzer, Florian Rosenberg, Alexander Urbanec, and Schahram Dustdar. Large Scale Web Service Discovery and Composition using High Performance In-Memory Indexing. In Proceedings of the IEEE Joint Conference on E-Commerce Technology (07) and Enterprise Computing, E-Commerce and E-Services (07), Tokio, June 2007.

    20. Christian Platzer and Schahram Dustdar. A Vector Space Search Engine for Web Services. In Proceedings of the 3th European Conference on Web Services (05), ( November 2005.

    21. Markus Schranz, Schahram Dustdar, and Christian Platzer. Building an integrated pan-European News Distribution Network. In Proceedings of the 6th IFIP Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises (PRO-VE 2005), Valencia, Spain, September 2005.

    22. Florian Rosenberg, Christian Enzi, Anton Michlmayr, Christian Platzer, and Schahram Dustdar. Integrating Quality of Service Aspects in Top-Down Business Process Development using WS-CDL and WS-BPEL. In Proceedings of the 12th IEEE International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference (07), Annapolis, Maryland, USA, October 2007.
    23. Workshops
    24. Christian Platzer, Martin Stuetz, and Martina Lindorfer. Skin Sheriff: A Machine Learning Solution for Detecting Explicit Images. In 2nd International Workshop on Security and Forensics in Communication Systems (ASIACCS-SFCS), Kyoto, Japan, June 2014.
      [download]

    25. Matthias Neugschwandtner, Martina Lindorfer, and Christian Platzer. A View to a Kill: Webview Exploitation. In Proceedings of the 6th USENIX Workshop on Large-Scale Exploits and Emergent Threats (LEET), Washington DC, May 2009.
      [download]

    26. Peter Wurzinger, Christian Platzer, Christian Ludl, Engin Kirda, and Christopher Kruegel, SWAP: Mitigating XSS Attacks using a Reverse Proxy, The 5th International Workshop on Software Engineering for Secure Systems (SESS'09), 31st International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), IEEE Computer Society, Vancouver, Canada, May 2009
      [download]

    27. Marco Aiello, Florian Rosenberg, Christian Platzer, Agata Ciabattoni, and Schahram Dustdar. Service QoS composition at the level of part names (invited paper). In Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Web services and Formal Methods (WS-06), Vienna, Austria, September 2006.
    28. Book(and -chapter)s
    29. Aleksandar Hudic, Katharina Krombholz, Thomas Otterbein, Christian Platzer, and Edgar Weippl. 10th Annual IFIP WG 11.9 International Conference on Digital Forensics, chapter Automated Analysis of Underground Marketplaces. Springer, 2014.
      [download]

    30. Christian Platzer, Florian Rosenberg, and Schahram Dustdar. Securing Web Services: Practical Usage of Standards and Specifications, chapter Enhancing Web Service Discovery and Monitoring with Quality of Service Information. Idea Publishing Inc., 2007.

    31. Christian Platzer and Schahram Dustdar. Encyclopedia of Database Systems, chapter Discovery. Springer, 2008.

    32. Christian Platzer. Vector Space-driven Service Discovery: Efficiently Finding Web Services, volume 1. VDM, 2008.
    33. Thesis
    34. Christian Platzer. Trust-based Security in Web Services. s thesis, Vienna University of Technology, Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Vienna, April 2004.

    35. Christian Platzer. Vector Space-driven Service Discovery. PhD thesis, Vienna University of Technology, Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Vienna, January 2008.Master

    36. Technical Reports
    37. Abusing Social Networks for Automated User Profiling (technical report), Marco Balduzzi, Christian Platzer, Thorsten Holz, Engin Kirda, Davide Balzarotti and Christopher Kruegel, EURECOM Research Report RR-10-233 - March 3, 2010
      [download]


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