Jun 21

The Mobile Malware Connection

Today was Part II of the Taste of SANS Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking webcast trilogy, “The Mobile Malware Connection“.  In this session we looked at the growing prevalence of mobile malware, primarily affecting Android devices but also appearing in iOS and BlackBerry devices as well.  Malware authors have been quick to realize the benefits of exploiting mobile devices, with opportunities to intercept security-related content over SMS messaging, and the ability to make a quick buck at a victim’s expense.

Check out the presentation for more fun details about Android, iOS, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile devices.  The next and final session in this trilogy will be at 1PM ET on July 19 titled “2012: A Mobile Penetration Test” where we’ll be looking at techniques for exploiting mobile devices, and their associated infrastructure to evaluate the risks to your organization.


May 07

Follow the Bouncing Malware: Gone With the WINS

Tom Liston is a unique individual. Not only is he technically skilled in many areas, but he has the Kurt Vonnegut gift of being able to write a story that both delivers a message and keeps you entertained with simple sentences (oh, and teaches you a thing or two about malware analysis).

Follow the Bouncing Malware (FTBM) is a great series of articles Tom has published at the Incident Storm Center. Some are a little cheeky, but if you had met Tom you’d think they fit him perfectly. Be sure and check out the latest installment, Follow the Bouncing Malware: Gone With the WINS and pick up some tidbits on malware, Windows 2003 systems getting pwned and pr0n.