Emerging Mobile Security Problems, Or How We Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Windows Mobile presented at BlueHat 2007

by Kevin Mahaffey (Lookout ), John Hering (Lookout ),

Tags: Security

Summary : Mobile devices have become a valuable attack target: they store sensitive information, perform financial transactions, and gain privileged access to network resources. New features and increased wireless network connectivity are exposing a wide and continually growing attack surface that is vulnerable to a host of emerging mobile security threats such as malware, social engineering, protocol control flow vulnerabilities, and memory corruption flaws. This talk will examine the security problems unique to mobile devices, explore how hackers are attacking these devices, and investigate several vulnerabilities affecting currently-shipping Windows Mobile products.