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.