Trainer Name : Hemil Shah
Title : Mobile Application Hacking – Attacks & Defense
Duration : 2 Days
Date : 27th and 28th February 2013
Mobile application hacking and its security is becoming a major concern in today’s world. In last few years we have seen range of new attack vectors and method of exploitation for these devices. Smart phones and tablets running on iPhone, Android, Windows and Blackberry have taken over the market in frenzy. In today’s world email, social networking, banking everything is possible on the go with Smart phones and derived applications. These Smart phones are now equipped with features like data, Wi-Fi, voice and GPS functions and applications can leverage these features. The sudden growth in number of applications available for these smart phones does raise a certain level of concern for the user’s security and server supporting these applications.
Mobile applications are vulnerable to various set of different attacks like local storage, user data harvesting, activity spying, unauthorized event injection, UI Jacking, Tab Jacking, Traffic redirection, Logical attacks, hard coded keys and few other. At the same time Mobile applications are talking with server side over HTTP/HTTPS, it opens up few possible attacks on Web Services and APIs. The server side applications can be attacked with Injections. Several new technology stacks are evolving over Mobile like HTML5 and Silverlight which opens up new attack surface. In this context it is imperative for IT professional and corporate application owners to understand these attack vectors along with mechanism for securing. The class features real life cases, live demos, code scanning and defense plans. The course is designed by the author of “Web Hacking: Attacks and Defense”, “Hacking Web Services” and “Web 2.0 Security – Defending Ajax, RIA and SOA” bringing his experience in application and mobile security and research as part of curriculum to address new challenges. Following topics will be covered during the class.
All concepts taught in this class are punctuated with hands-on exercises based on situations observed in real life. The class ends with a challenge exercise. Working within a limited time period, participants are expected to analyze the code, identify loopholes, exploit vulnerabilities present in the applications and suggest appropriate defense strategies. Mobile applications running on iPhone, Android and Windows will be provided for testing. Also, participants will be building small application to capture important concepts of development as well.
Open mind and willingness to learn
Hemil Shah, CISSP, CSSLP, ACP is the founder and Director of eSphere Security, company that provides Professional services in Security Arena. He has worked with HBO, KPMG, IL&FS and Net-Square in security space. He has published several advisories, tools, and whitepapers, and has presented at numerous conferences. Hemil is expert in Mobile Application Security, Application Security, researching new methodologies and training designs. He has performed more than 1000 security consulting assignments in the area of penetration testing, code reviews, web application assessments, security architecture reviews and Mobile application security review.