Wednesday, September 02 2009
Helsinki October 29-30 will have a two talks first Forensics on GSM phones by David Batanero and second
Spying via Bluetooth by
Jamo Niemela. Especially the talk on phone forensics would be very
interesting for me since lately the subject was brought to my attention
by multiple people. David Batanero was also scheduled to talk at
SEC-T in September
but his talk was cancelled, too bad since I'm going to SEC-T but not #T2. As far as I can see my talk is the only mobile security talk at SEC-T this year.
DeepSec in Vienna on November 19-20 will have two mobile security talks. First Hijacking Mobile Data Connections 2.0: Automated and Improved
by Roberto Piccirillo and Roberto Gassir (Mobile Security Lab) and
second A practical DOS attack to the GSM network by Dieter Spaar.
Btw. I'll actually attend DeepSec this year. I'm looking forward to it since
it will be my first time at DeepSec, and Vienna is a fun city.
Other interesting developments:
The various GSM cracking projects seem to be taking off this time around.
The people behind
Creating A5/1 Rainbow Tables
seem to really want to build something that is easy usable. I really
wait for the day this stuff is done and anybody with a old GSM phone
has to be worried that someone with hardware for about 100 Euros
can listen to his/her phone calls and can read his/her text messages (SMS).
I recently I had a fun idea for this idea I want/need a list of
hardware that has a build-in mobile phone or GSM modem. If you know
of such hardware please tell me (collin[AT]mulliner.org or comment on this post). Please don't tell me about laptop/netbook X with a build in modem but rather
about your fridge or microwave that can call or text. So this is a call for
hardware with embedded mobile phones!