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Tuesday, May 10 2011

Mobile Security News Update May 2011

So Foursquare has started to use NFC: Foursquare NFC checkin. This sounds like fun :-) I guess you can't seriously do harm but pranks sound possible.

Moxie is really cracking out cool Android stuff lately. He just released WhisperMonitor a personal firewall for Android.

Slides for the Android Attacks talk from Infiltrate. Really really good and complete talk on Android security.

Academic papers:
    Usenix Security 2011 has a few interesting looking papers: Forensic Triage for Mobile Phones with DEC0DE by Robert J. Walls, Erik Learned-Miller, and Brian Neil Levine, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Secure In-Band Wireless Pairing by Shyamnath Gollakota, Nabeel Ahmed, Nickolai Zeldovich, and Dina Katabi, MIT. A Study of Android Application Security by William Enck, Damien Octeau, Patrick McDaniel, and Swarat Chaudhuri, Pennsylvania State University. Permission Re-Delegation: Attacks and Defenses by Adrienne Porter Felt, University of California, Berkeley; Helen J. Wang and Alexander Moshchuk, Microsoft Research; Steve Hanna and Erika Chin, University of California, Berkeley. QUIRE: Lightweight Provenance for Smart Phone Operating Systems by Michael Dietz, Shashi Shekhar, Yuliy Pisetsky, Anhei Shu, and Dan S. Wallach, Rice University.

That is it for May I guess. Since I'll be either traveling or writing papers ;)