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Institute for Technology Analysis and Foresight in the field of Security Research
RWTH Aachen University
Kackertstr. 9
52072 Aachen


Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.rer.pol.habil. Michael Lauster

Tel: +49 241 80-26731/2


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The contents of our pages were created with great care. We can’t take any responsibility for the correctness, completeness and topicality of contents. As a service provider we are responsible for own contents on these pages under the general laws according to § 7 paragraph 1 of TMG. As a service provider we are not obliged to monitor transmitted or stored information or to investigate circumstances that indicate illegal activity according to § § 8 to 10 TMG. Obligations to remove or block the use of information under the general laws remain unaffected. However, a relevant liability is only possible from the date of knowledge of a specific infringement. Upon notification of such violations, we will remove the content immediately.

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We point out that data transmission over the internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) may have security gaps. A complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

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