Reverse Fingerprinting: Identification of potential security risks associated with internet services

GFFT Rank: 10.00

This method makes it possible to remotely check the software versions offered by a service provider without having to rely on dedicated interfaces or provider-side support. The core idea is to identify specific, intrinsic features of software versions which can be tested using remote (and possibly automatic) queries. The software only requires the standard interface offered by the software and hence is applicable for a variety of services.  


proof of function with user interface, including databases and strategies

2018: RFP
provider-independent test, if the latest secure version running of your services

General technology information

Maturity: Demonstrator
Patented: Yes

Technology contact:

Contact person:

Contact of the technology provider:

Technologie-Lizenz-Büro (TLB) der Baden-Württembergischen Hochschulen GmbH
Ettlinger Str. 25
76137 Karlsruhe

Tel.: +49 (0) 721 79004 0

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Reference Customers
    Provider of cyber-security services, user of internet-services, provider of security tests