Monthly Archives: January 2016

Cyber Security master’s theses defense in Tallinn University of Technology (January 2016)


Monday, 18 January 2016, Akadeemia Tee 15a, Room ICT-411:

Time: 10:15
Student: Ennio Calderoni
Title: DNS Security: Analysis of Alternatives and an Android DNSSEC-Aware Browser
Supervisor: Truls Tuxen Ringkjob
Reviewer: Toomas Lepik

Time: 10:55
Student: Kadri Tahsildoost
Title: Usable Security of Two Factor Authentication Methods
Supervisor: Jaan Priisalu
Reviewer: Maria Claudia Solarte-Vasquez

Break 11:35 – 11:45

Time: 11:45
Student: Nisham Kizhakkedathil
Title: An Empirical Analysis of Current Estonian i-voting Model: Challenges and Prospects
Supervisor: Tanel Tammet
Reviewer: Jaan Priisalu

Time: 12:25
Student: Panagiotis Marzelas
Title: A Social Media Honeypot Method to Detect Spear Phishing
Supervisor: Olaf Manuel Maennel
Reviewer: Sten Mäses

Time: 13:05
Student: Seyedmorteza Zeinali
Title: Analysis of Security Information and Event Management
(SIEM) Evasion and Evasion Detection Methods
Supervisor: Bernhards Blumbergs
Reviewer: Hayretdin Bahsi

Break 13:45 – 14:00

Time: 14:05
Student: Jesse De Boise Wojtkowiak II
Title: Addressing Insider Threat Vectors in an Information Society
Supervisor: Alexander Horst Norta,
Supervisor: Mauno Pihelgas
Reviewer: Hayretdin Bahsi

Time: 14:40
Student: Alvar Ristikivi
Title: Failover Test Measurements of Load Balanced Infrastructure
Supervisor: Olaf Manuel Maennel
Reviewer: Risto Vaarandi

Defense committee: Risto Vaarandi, Rain Ottis, Olaf Maennel, Raimundas Matulevicius, Hayretdin Bahsi.

The grades received (in random order): 4, 3, 3, 2, 1, 0, 0.

Poorly secured WiFi router abused to sent SMS messages to paid numbers


Thanks to a poorly secured WiFi network, in a few days cyber-criminals where able to cause nearly EUR 1,000 bill to the dining place BURKS in Tallinn.

EMT WiFi router’s admin account was accessed and SMS messages were sent out to paid numbers (some Latvian numbers and Mobile parking). Seems like it was possible because router used mobile Internet and allowed to send out the messages.