I got back from ShmooCon 2011, in Washington D.C., and would like to share with you a few insights. First, just like in BlackHat DC 2011, this year's conference had several talks on smart phones. Good news! I was however slightly surprised they all concerned Android (apart from mine, on Symbian). It is true Android platforms are predominant in hacker communities. I feel it is nonetheless important to remind the latest statistics on the matter: In the U.S., Android phones come third (19%) after BlackBerry (31%) and iPhones (28%) (source: Nielsen... [Read More]
by RSS Axelle Apvrille  |  Feb 09, 2011  |  Filed in: Security Research
Tomorrow starts the quite famous - and ever sold-out - security conference Shmoocon, held in Washington DC until Sunday. The keynote this year will be filled by Peiter Mudge Zatko, inventor of L0phtcrack and early pioneer of buffer overflows. Among the talks filling the tri-tracks program (Build it / Break it / Bring it on), we're glad to find our Crypto Girl, Axelle, who will present a paper she co-wrote with Kyle Yang (another regular poster on this blog) on the infamous mobile phone malware Zitmo, that we discovered (simultaneously with Spanish... [Read More]
by RSS Guillaume Lovet  |  Jan 27, 2011  |  Filed in: Security Research