TCE Guest Lecture: (In-)Security of Smartphones

Speaker:
Ari Trachtenberg (Boston University)
Date:
Wednesday, 30.10.2013, 11:30
Place:
Taub Auditorium 1

This talk will cover some of the prominent attack surfaces at all abstraction layers of modern smartphones, including those based on bypassing application signatures, USB takeover, GPS updates, commandeering the GSM subsystem, and filtering data from SSD memory. In the second part of the talk, we will present some of our own research into possible defenses against these or other attacks.

Bio:
Ari Trachtenberg is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Boston University. He received his PhD and MS in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, and his SB from MIT in Math/CS. His research interests include cyber security (smartphones, offensive and defensive), networking (security, sensors, localization); algorithms (data synchronization, file edits, file sharing), and error-correcting codes (rate less coding, feedback).

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