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CapCHI Presentation on Android Security

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
Time: 6:00pm
Place: TheCodeFactory, 246 Queen St., Ottawa

Title: Usability and Security and of Android, Google's Open Source 
Smartphone System.


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.

Speaker Bio:

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.