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Stay on the Cutting Edge of Mobile Security

Here are some of the mobile-focused Briefings, Trainings, and Arsenal tools that will be explored at Black Hat USA.

Smartphones have gone from novel to ubiquitous in record time, and now that most people walk around with an Internet-connected computer in their pocket, it's critical for cybersecurity professionals to stay on the cutting edge of mobile security. Here are some of the mobile-focused Briefings, Trainings, and Arsenal tools you'll find at this year's virtual Black Hat USA event, coming up next month.

There's still some room left in the Offensive Mobile Reversing and Exploitation Training, which has been expanded to a full four days of learning and hands-on practice. With this Training, you'll get a basic introduction to security and reverse-engineering ARM64, iOS, and Android, as well as a practical walkthrough of the iOS and Android kernels. You'll learn everything from how to reverse-engineer iOS and Android binaries to how to write jailbreaks and exploits, as well as how to audit iOS and Android apps for vulnerabilities. This course is ideal for penetration testers, mobile developers, or anyone keen to learn mobile application and OS security.

You'll also have an assortment of Briefings to check out at Black Hat USA, covering a variety of mobile security issues. Stealthily Access Your Android Phones: Bypass the Bluetooth Authentication will show you two new ways to bypass Bluetooth authentications and gain profile access. You'll learn about the new, as-yet-undisclosed zero-day vulnerability BlueRepli, as well as a new attack method of obtaining permissions, even via just one deceptive interaction with the target. You'll also get clear examples of how these novel bypass methods can yield mobile phone contact information, call history, stolen SMS verification codes, and fake text messages sent using the vulnerable phone.

And if you drop by the virtual Arsenal to see this year's lineup of mobile security tool vendors, you can check out BlueRepli for yourself. Get a demo of BlueRepli Plus and see how it scans the surrounding Android phones via Bluetooth to potentially attack any Android phones it finds. If the target Android phone has a BlueRepli vulnerability, the user can obtain the phone's address book and SMS messages, or send a fake text message without the target noticing; if the target Android phone is not affected by the BlueRepli vulnerability, the tool lets the user disguise as a well-known application name or other confusing name to deceive the target, obtain permissions, and potentially achieve the same effect.

Register now for this year's fully virtual Black Hat USA, still scheduled to take place August 1–6, and get more information about the event on the Black Hat website.  

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