Pulling A John Connor: Defeating Android presented at ShmooCon 2009

by Charlie Miller (Independent Security Evaluators),

Tags: Android Security

Summary : Android is the open source operating system developed by Google currently in use by at least one cell phone provider. It is based on Linux and allows users to easily install software written for it. This talk will describe the security architecture used by android including application sand boxing. Android specific exploitation techniques will be discussed including using the emulator provided by the Android SDK. A remote exploit will be demonstrated against the G1 phone for a recently patched vulnerability.
Charlie Miller is Principal Analyst at Independent Security Evaluators. He was the first with public exploits against Apple's iPhone and first phone running Google's Android operating system. He won the CanSecWest Pwn2Own competition in 2008. He was one of the top 10 computer hackers of 2008 according to Popular Mechanics.