CapCHI Presentation on Android Security
- Christopher Saunders
- 2010-11-08 @ 17:19
There is an event going on about Android security at the next CapCHI
meeting which happens on the 16th of November.
Here's some copypasta of events details:
Usability and Security of Android, Google's Open Source Smartphone System
Date: Tuesday November 16, 2010
Place: TheCodeFactory, 246 Queen St., Ottawa
Title: Usability and Security and of Android, Google's Open Source
The adoption of Android-based smartphones is growing at a rapid pace
(nearly 200,000 activations per day) which has placed Google among the
top smartphone system vendors worldwide. Despite Android's open source
nature, there are a number of security and usability issues that have
yet to be addressed. This talk will cover issues related to security
prompts and notices on the device, permission granting, smudge attacks
and application security. We will discuss how these issues affect other
platforms as well, including Apple iOS, Blackberry, and Symbian.
David Barrera is a 1st year Ph.D. student in Computer Science at
Carleton University under the direction of Paul Van Oorschot. His
research interests include smartphone and mobile OS security, data
visualization, network security and IPv6.
When and Where:
This event will take place on Tuesday, November 16, 6:00pm at
TheCodeFactory, located at 246 Queen Street, between Bank and Kent, (on
the second floor) above the Green Papaya Restaurant.
Note: there is no cost for attending this event and prior registration
is not required. Light snacks and refreshments will be served. An
informal social gathering will follow at a nearby pub.
CapCHI is a social and professional society of people who work as user
interface designers, researchers, educators, software developers, web
designers, graphic designers and human factors engineers in and around
Canada's National Capital Region. Founded in 1991, CapCHI's goal is to
bring together local professionals interested in how humans and
computers interact, in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.