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.


Jun 01

Invasion of the Mobile Phone Snatchers

Slide Title Presentation PageToday I delivered the first of a trilogy of webcasts promoting my new course with the SANS Institute “Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking” (Security 575). In the presentation we look at the threat of lost or stolen mobile devices, examining how an attacker can use backup tools to extract data from mobile devices, bypass PIN authentication on Apple iOS and BlackBerry devices, and how to mitigate the impact of lost devices. Check it out!