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Monday, August 20 2012

Mobile Security News Update August 2012 part

More conferences!
    DeepSec taking place end of November in Vienna has published their schedule. They have a number of mobile talks as usual but unfortunately they also have THE one talk that every conference has this year :-( The talks are: Introducing the Smartphone Pentesting Framework Georgia Weidman (Bulb Security LLC), Pentesting iOS Apps - Runtime Analysis and Manipulation Andreas Kurtz (NESO Security Labs / University of Erlangen-Nuremberg), Hacking the NFC credit cards for fun and debit ;) Renaud Lifchitz (BT (formerly known as British Telecom)), The Security (or Insecurity) of 3rd Party iOS Applications Ilja van Sprundel (IOActive, Inc.).

    EuSecWest happening in late September in Amsterdam. Dragos always had this love for mobile security and this year he is showing this at EuSec. Basically EuSec is a mobile security event this year, especially because of the mobile pwn2own! Talks so far: Mapping and Evolution of Android Permissions - Andrew Reiter & Zach Lanier, APK Infection on Android - Robert McArdle & Bob Pan, NFC For Free Rides and Rooms (on your phone) - Corey Benninger & Max Sobell, Using HTTP headers pollution for mobile networks attacks - Bogdan Alecu , iOS Application Auditing - Julien Bachmann.

    Hack.LU in October also has a mobile talk. Benedikt Driessen -Satellite phone - an analysis of the GMR-1 and GMR-2 standards.

    Hack in The Box Malaysia seems to have a bunch of mobile stuff. But their conference website is so ugly that it is hard to find details :-(

    SEC-T takes place in September in Stockholm - one of my favorit cons!. So far they have: Dead Addict - Mobile PKI UX: the state of shit, Torbjörn Lofterud - iPhone raw NAND recovery and forensics.

T2 does not seem to have any mobile stuff this year.

More upcoming CFPs should include ToorCon in San Diego but sadly it overlaps with BreakPoint. I would really like to go to ToorCon once.

It looks like I will come to NYC in November to give a talk at an event at NY-Poly. It is also likely that I will come to SF early in December.

By now I arrived in Boston and started working at my new job at Northeastern University. So far I haven't done much in the city. I'm still looking for an apartment so if you have good pointers shoot me an email.