Monday, February 21 2011
Tuesday, February 15 2011
As I wrote in my last blog entry last week I attended the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Over all it was quite interesting, meeting old friends and
people so far I knew only through email.
I also had a nice chat with Elinor Mills from CNET about Visa's NFC payment
stuff at the Visa booth at MWC. Her article is here: Mobile phone e-wallets get closer to reality
In two weeks Nico and I am going to speak at CanSecWest about our feature phone
SMS research. I'm really looking forward to Vancouver again.
BlackHat Europe (Barcelone): Nitesh Dhanjani talks about New Age Attacks Against Apple's iOS (and Countermeasures)
CanSecWest: iPhone and iPad Hacking by Ilja van Sprundel, IOActive,
Project Ubertooth: Building a Better Bluetooth Adapter by Michael Ossmann, U.S. Department of Commerce and Great Scott Gadgets and Nico and myself on SMS-o-Death.
Here a collection of some ShmooCon 2011 video recordings.
Wednesday, February 02 2011
So this is my first time at the MobileWorldCongress somehow I expected more but it feels like CeBIT just
for mobile communications. Well it is just CeBIT for mobile phones only :-)
One thing that you notice is that Android is every where here. Its like
no other smart phone OS exists. Okay I saw the WindowsPhone 7 booth but
everything else is non existent. Apple of course does not need to come here,
Symbian is dead. MeeGo has a tiny tiny booth when compared with
the Android area. Interestingly no Google logos anywhere.
The only hardware I looked at so far was the Galaxy Tab 10.1. A real nice
Android tablet. I could actually imagine to buy this thing. Probably
very expensive for a toy.
Lets see what the other days bring.