March 2016 Blog Posts (11)

Building an Android Scale Incident Response Process

Building an Android Scale Incident Response Process

The Android ecosystem has over one billion active devices from hundreds of OEMs and carrier networks. The Android Security Team will explain how the ecosystem is able to respond quickly and effectively to security incidents. This will be part historical analysis of actual incidents, such as the Stagefright vulnerabilities, and part data-focused analysis of technology and processes…

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Added by pritha on March 23, 2016 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Upwardly Mobile: Looking at Evolving Cybercrime Tactics in Mobile Malware

Upwardly Mobile: Looking at Evolving Cybercrime Tactics in Mobile Malware

This session will cover two key trends in mobile malware observed over the past 12 months and explore the evolution in fraud-linked mobile malware where criminals are developing credential theft tools that attempt to duplicate the successes of Windows malware in modifying victim interactions with targeted services. Also a look at mobile ransomware variants…

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Added by pritha on March 23, 2016 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Finding Triggered Malice in Android Apps

Finding Triggered Malice in Android Apps

Traditional techniques to detect malice in Android apps struggle to identify trigger-based changes to application logic. Unfortunately, such triggers are a key component of targeted malware, where the trigger is the mechanism that ensures that the code is only executed at the target. This talk will review how static analysis can be used to detect and leverage triggers for more robust…

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Added by pritha on March 23, 2016 at 12:56pm — No Comments

How to Analyze an Android Bot

How to Analyze an Android Bot

This presentation will demonstrate a complete end-to-end analysis of an Android bot. This will include the decompilation and static analysis of bot code and the dynamic analysis of the bot’s behavior in a controlled sandboxed environment. The session will provide details of the lab environment and tools used for the analysis.…

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Added by pritha on March 23, 2016 at 12:50pm — No Comments

The State of End-User Security—Global Data from 30,000+ Websites

The State of End-User Security—Global Data from 30,000+ Websites

We live in a rapidly changing environment. Mobile commerce is skyrocketing, browsers/OS are changing, web applications enable increasing functionality—yet the only thing that seems constant is the amount of flaws and vulnerabilities we find in these software components. Using data from more than 30,000 websites, this session will explore the state of security ecosystem…

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Added by pritha on March 23, 2016 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Android Serialization Vulnerabilities Revisited

Android Serialization Vulnerabilities Revisited

This session is about Android Serialization vulnerabilities. We revisit two vulns found in Android (CVE-2014-7911, CVE-2015-3837) which allowed for privilege escalation. We also present vulns found in third-party SDKs (CVE-2015-2000/1/2/3/4/20) which allowed for arbitrary code execution in apps which used them. But what has been done to prevent similar vulns? The session will answer…

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Added by pritha on March 23, 2016 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Hacking Exposed: The Mac Attack

Hacking Exposed: The Mac Attack

Windows attacks receive all the attention. However, Mac and Linux have gained in popularity with the adversary. This session will focus on common Mac attack vectors and other cross-platform hacks that are typically seen in enterprise intrusions. We will also cover practical counter measures to make these alternate platforms more resilient.…

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Added by pritha on March 23, 2016 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Wireless Infusion Pumps: Securing Hospitals’ Most Ubiquitous Medical Device

Wireless Infusion Pumps: Securing Hospitals’ Most Ubiquitous Medical Device

Imagine being dependent on a wireless infusion pump to receive the correct dosage of life-supporting medication. Now imagine the implications, were that pump to be maliciously hacked. In this session learn more about how to successfully secure these medical devices, based on work being conducted at the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) with…

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Added by pritha on March 23, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Fortnightly Summary Of Top IT Security News - 15th Mar,2016

Facebook Fixes Major 'Brute Force' Bug - 9th Mar

Bangalore-based Anand Prakash discovered a serious flaw on the developer sites beta.facebook.com and mbasic.beta.facebook.com.…

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Added by pritha on March 15, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Taking Control Of Shadow IT

Your organization is already moving to the cloud; the question is, are you going to blindly follow the movement or will you lead the charge? Your IT security team needs the right tools to gain visibility and understanding into your employees’ use of cloud applications, both sanctioned and “shadow IT.”You can take back control and enable…

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Added by pritha on March 9, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Fortnightly Summary Of Top IT Security News - 1st Mar,2016

Glibc Flaw Affects Thousands Of Linux Apps But How Dangerous Is It? -17 Feb

Researchers at Google and Red Hat disclosed…

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Added by pritha on March 1, 2016 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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