14/05/2019: STRIVE2019 deadline extended to 20/05/2019!

26/04/2019: Candy Cream Exploit

15/04/2019: Submission to STRIVE2019 is now open!





Conferences and Workshops


  • Giampaolo Bella, Pietro Biondi, Gianpiero Costantino, Ilaria Matteucci. Demo: Implementing CAN bus security by TOUCAN. ACM MobiHoc 2019: the 20th International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing.
  • Giampaolo Bella, Pietro Biondi, Gianpiero Costantino, Ilaria Matteucci. POSTER: Are you secure in your car? ACM WiSEC 2019: 12th ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks.
  • Giampaolo Bella, Pietro Biondi, Gianpiero Costantino, Ilaria Matteucci. TOUCAN - proTocol tO secUre Controlled Area Network AUTOSEC@CODASPY 2019, Dallas, Texas.




Our Projects


TOUCAN is a new security protocol designed to be secure and at the same time both CAN and AUTOSAR compliant. It achieves security in terms of authenticity, integrity and confidentiality.

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CANDY is a set of malicious APP injected into a genuine Android APP, acting as a Trojan-horse on the Android In-Vehicle infotainment system to remotely collect information circulating on the CAN bus about the vehicle.

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CARS is a Context Aware Reputation System able to identify insider attackers and isolate them taking into account contextual conditions derived from sensors spread along the entire urban network.

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Crazy-Tachymeter is an exploit that allows you to flood the CAN-Bus with frames of the ECU mapping file by exploiting a vulnerable server.

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CandyRe is a cybersecurity attack that exploits the Android ADB Debug Port Remote Access vulnerability of an Android based infotainement system to remotely send crafted CAN messages to a simulated odometer.

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Candy Cream

CandyCream is an exploit that works on an Android In-Vehicle infotainment system connected to the car through the CAN bus.

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Gianpiero Costantino, Researcher, IIT-CNR, Italy

Ilaria Matteucci, Researcher, IIT-CNR, Italy


Giampaolo Bella, Associate Professor, University of Catania, Italy

Pietro Biondi, Master Student, University of Catania, Italy

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