September was a busy month, but the monthly update is back!
HACK.LU Debugging and Reversing the HTC Android Bootloader by Cedric Halbronn and Nicolas Hureau, Grand Theft Android: Phishing with permission by Joany Boutet and Tom Leclerc, Abusing Dalvik Beyond Recognition by Jurriaan Bremer, Playing Hide and Seek with Dalvik executables by Axelle Apvrille. So Hack.Lu has a lot of Android talks this year, but most of the other talks look super interesting too. I would love to go, but can't.
PacSec Tokyo, November 2013. "Android games + free Wi-Fi = Privacy leak" Takayuki Sugiura & Yosuke Hasegawa, NetAgent, @hasegawayosuke, "Defeating the protection mechanism on Android platform" Tim Xia, Baidu, "Mobile Phone Baseband Exploitation in 2013: Hexagon challenges" Dr. Ralf-Philipp Weinmann, Affiliation, @esizkur, "Deeper than ever before: Exploring, Subverting, Breaking and Pivoting with NAND Flash Memory" Josh m0nk Thomas. The PacSec program kicks ass!
Missed conferences: ekopart 2013 they had a bunch of mobile (mostly Android) talks.
Samsung region-locking 1 2 3 This will keep me from buying Samsung phones in the future.
Nokia announces it's killing support for Symbian, MeeGo apps two years early. To some extend I think 'wow this was fast' on the other side I was thinking 'wow they still spent money on the Symbian app store'. Symbian was great and a pain to write apps for - it will be missed.
Android malware threat is vastly exaggerated slides by the Android Security Team.