[Busec] Seminar On practical Security: Monday, June 2, noon-1pm in PHO 339

Ari Trachtenberg trachten at bu.edu
Wed May 28 13:56:02 EDT 2014

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We are planning to restart our summer weekly seminar series
on the practical elements of security, with the generous support
of the BU RISCS center (http://www.bu.edu/riscs/).  Last year, we had
an exciting array of presentations including, for example:

   * Attacks on implantable medical devices and car sensors
   * Audio keylogging using your smartphone's microphone, and a security analysis framework.
   * Weaknesses of wifi security setups in academic institutions

Our first meeting will be on Monday, June 2 from noon-1pm in PHO 339.
It will be largely an organizational meeting, accompanied by a light lunch, a
brief synopsis of some faculty research in the area and a talk on smartphone attack
vectors (below).

Please RSVP, if possible, if you are interested in attending the seminar,
and disseminate to others you think might find this interesting.


P.S.  For students who are new, the "price" of admission is a willingness,
in principle, to make one short presentation on security over the summer.
For ideas on possible talks, you may ask participating faculty or utilize BU's
site license to Blackhat videos (http://algorithmics.bu.edu/bh/) and
Defcon videos (http://algorithmics.bu.edu/dc/).

--- First talk---

Title:  Attack surfaces of the modern smartphone
Speaker:  Ari Trachtenberg

We will survey some of the smartphone attack surfaces that have come to light in the last year
or two, including attacks based on user-interface, SIM card, Flash memory, app bundling,
assisted GPS, accelerometer, etc., as time allows.
Prof. Ari Trachtenberg                  ECE, Boston University
trachten at bu.edu                    http://people.bu.edu/trachten
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