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Tuesday, March 09 2010

Mobile Security News March 2010

Two stories I want to comment on:

FatSkunk software-based attestation as a solution to mobile malware. Article by the German Technology Review. They promise a lot. I don't think this will work as advertised (I haven't seen this at work - also I can't really find a paper about it).

Smartphone Weather App Builds A Mobile Botnet. So these guys created a classic trojan application (does something very simple and useful but has a malicious part too). Of course people will download the application from some trusted website - nothing to wonder about.

Just found another mobile security talk that will be held at CanSecWest: Stuff we don't want on our Phones: On mobile spyware and PUPs - Jimmy Shah, McAfee, Inc

Update March 9th: