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Monday, January 16 2012

Mobile Security News Update January 2012 part 2

    Infiltrate already passed. But they only had two mobile talk anyway. Secrets in Your Pocket: Analysis of [Your] Wireless Data by Mark Wuergler. Don't Hassle The Hoff: Breaking iOS Code Signing by Charlie Miller.

    Shmoocon which I miss again, this is way to early in the year so every year so far I totally miss it. Talks: Building Measurement and Signature Intelligence (MASINT) Capabilities on a Hackers Budget: Tracking and Fingerprinting RF Devices for Fun and Profit by Brad Bowers. Intro to Near Field Communication (NFC) Mobile Security by Corey Benninger and Max Sobell. Android Mind Reading: Memory Acquisition and Analysis with DMD and Volatility by Joe Sylve. Whack-a-Mobile: Getting a Handle on Mobile Testing with MobiSec Live Environment by Tony DeLaGrange and Kevin Johnson. Credit Card Fraud: The Contactless Generation by Chris Paget.

    CanSecWest is upcoming. So far no talks have been posted but I'm going speak on "Probing Mobile Operator Networks". This is a long ongoing side project of mine.

Links: Infographics: Mobile Security Android vs. iOS

The video recordings from 28c3 are online. Check out Harald's talk Cellular protocol stacks for Internet, Luca's and Karsten's talk Defending mobile phones, Sylvain's talk Introducing Osmo-GMR.

Monday, January 02 2012

Mobile Security News Update January 2012

so 2011 is history, it was a fun year for us mobile people. Many things happened many things got hacked - just great.

In the last few days I have been reading some of those security predictions for 2012 (this year!). Most of them 1 2 3 4 5 are kinda boring since these are things that are already happening. Never the less these will very likely become reality.

In the mobile area these seem to be:

Android as the target for mobile malware attacks. This is already happening as Android became the major smartphone platform last year.

Mobile Markets such as the AppStore and Android Market as a key issue problem solver in the mobile field.

More Monetization as mobile malware evolves we will see more monetization of it. This is especially interesting for everything that involves spending money using a smartphone. Not only SMS, but advertisement, in-App payment, the phone as a credit card, etc..

Happy mobile security research 2012 to everybody!