Open Wireless Link

Welcome to the Open Wireless Link (OWL) project. We are researchers from the Secure Mobile Networking Lab at TU Darmstadt looking into Apple’s wireless ecosystem. Our goal is to assess security and privacy as well as enable cross-platform compatibility for next-generation wireless applications. We started by investigating the Apple Wireless Direct Link (AWDL) protocol and will go beyond. You can read our publications and use our open source code projects. If you have questions or would like to collaborate, feel free to contact us.


  • MobiCom ’18 Demo Accepted

    Our demo paper Linux Goes Apple Picking: Cross-Platform Ad hoc Communication with Apple Wireless Direct Link was accepted at ACM MobiCom ’18. In the demo, we present a working prototype of AWDL for Linux-based systems. Read our paper here.

  • MobiCom ’18 Paper Accepted

    Our paper on reverse engineering and analyzing the Apple Wireless Direct Link (AWDL) ad hoc protocol One Billion Apples’ Secret Sauce: Recipe for the Apple Wireless Direct Link Ad hoc Protocol was accepted at ACM MobiCom ’18. Read our paper here. See you in New Delhi in October!

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