[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


Fe110w haCkeR$,

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.

Best,
-Ari

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

Abstract:
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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