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Tuesday, June 29 2010

Mobile Security News Update July 2010

Most important thing: I will travel to Defcon this year. Really looking forward to meet some people again. Ping me if you want to meet up!

More and more Defcon talks show up: Exploitation on ARM - Technique and Bypassing Defense Mechanisms by Itzhak "Zuk" Avraham. This is a must see for me.And wow a new Bluetooth security talk, I've been waiting for this. Breaking Bluetooth By Being Bored by JP Dunning. Practical Cellphone Spying by Chris Paget also looks interesting. It looks like there are some more talks in the pipe that are interesting for us mobile guys.

A small rant on feature phones. So we are playing with feature phones, and many of those phones don't support a full hard reset were you can erase all data. WTF??!?! Some manufactures have a PC program to flash those phones in order to restore them. But then they check the software version and don't allow you to reflash the same version. WTF!??!?!

Wednesday, June 09 2010

Mobile Security News Update June 2010

Vegas update: Carmen Sandiego is On the Run! by Don Bailey & Nick DePetrillo. They seem to have updated their talk for Black Hat. Very interesting for me but not related to mobile phones: How to Hack Millions of Routers by Craig Heffner. He is talking at both Black Hat and Defcon. So far only one mobile talk at Defcon: This is not the droid you're looking for... by Nicholas J. Percoco and Christian Papathanasiou.

SyScan Singapore has one talk on GSM security by the Grugq (the same one he will give in Vegas).

I'm still looking for a new Android device. The device closest to my needs is a Motorola Milestone (I want a keyboard). But I really don't want to buy a device with a closed bootloader. For sometime I considered a Nexus One even without a keyboard, but the price is a little to high in my opinion.

Wednesday, June 02 2010

The Tor TCP DNS Daemon: update

Jake started to integrate my TTDNSD into Tor extras. This is super cool since I developed this little piece of software that allows you to do arbitrary DNS over Tor using TCP in January 2007.

Please test and give feedback to Jake or myself.


PS: this is a result of this years awesome PH-Neutral!