Luka Malisa

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ETH Zurich

Institut f. Informationssicherheit

Luka Malisa

CNB F 102.1

Universitätstrasse 6

8092 Zürich


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Luka is a PhD student at the System Security Group at ETH Zurich. Luka holds a BSc. degree from University of Split, FESB and his MSc. from ETH Zurich.

His research interests are centered around the intricacies of various kinds of impersonation attacks, as well as the general security issues of both modern mobile platforms (e.g., Android) and dedicated, security-hardened terminals (e.g., pacemaker programmers).


A list of courses I was (or still am) involved with.

  • Security of Wireless Networks
  • Applied Security Laboratory
  • Design of Digital Circuits



  • Luka Malisa, Kari Kostiainen, Thomas Knell, David Sommer, Srdjan Capkun
    Hacking in the Blind: (Almost) Invisible Runtime User Interface Attacks
    Conference on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems (CHES), 2017 (To appear)
  • Enis Ulqinaku, Luka Malisa, Julinda Stefa, Alessandro Mei, and Srdjan Capkun
    Using Hover to Compromise the Confidentiality of User Input on Android
    Proc. ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (WiSec), 2017 (To appear)
  • Luka Malisa, Kari Kostiainen, and Srdjan Capkun
    Detecting Mobile Application Spoofing Attacks by Leveraging User Visual Similarity Perception
    6th ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy (CODASPY), 
    2017 [PDF (PDF, 3.2 MB) | (PDF, 3.6 MB)]
  • Luka Malisa, Kari Kostiainen, Michael Och, and Srdjan Capkun
    Mobile Application Impersonation Detection Using Dynamic User Interface Extraction
    21st European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS), 2016 [PDF (PDF, 569 KB) | bibtex (BIB, 889 Bytes)]
  • Nils Ole Tippenhauer, Luka Malisa, Aanjhan Ranganathan, Srdjan Capkun
    On Limitations of Friendly Jamming for Confidentiality
    in Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (S&P), 2013 [PDF (PDF, 1.4 MB)]


  • Toni Perkovic, Mario Cagalj, Ivo Stancic, Luka Malisa
    Multichannel Protocols for User-Friendly and Scalable Initialization of Sensor Networks
    In Proceedings of International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks (SecureComm), 2009


In his free time, Luka enjoys playing Capture the Flag contests with the team gn00bz.








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