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Monday, February 21 2011

Mobile Security News Update February 2011 part 2

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.

Tuesday, February 15 2011

Mobile World Congress 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.

Wednesday, February 02 2011

Mobile Security News Update February 2011

Some comments on smartphone botnet C&C over SMS from Shmoocon 2011: this is basically a redo of my iBots paper. The only difference is the implementation for Android in place of our iPhone implementation.

Also from ShmooCon: Attacking 3G and 4G mobile telecommunications networks looks quite interesting.

Sadly I didn't find the slides for the other interesting talks, especially for TEAM JOCH and the mTan talk. Also what about the video streams from ShmooCon, were they recorded?

Interesting story: Would-Be Suicide Bomber Killed by Unexpected SMS From Mobile Carrier if this is true...
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