Practical Lab on (Mobile) System Security
- Lecturer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi and Dipl.-Inform. Stephan Heuser
- Date: Kick-Off Meeting: October 16th, 2015. 14:00-16:00
- Location: Building S4|14 (CASED), room 3.02.6
Date: Mar 23rd, 2016. 11:00
Location: Building S4|14 (CASED), room 3.02.6
In this practical course, the students deal with different aspects of (mobile) platform security. The projects target operating system security in general and partially the open-source Android OS. They comprise the following areas:
- System programming in general
- Design and implementation of selected software attacks (ethical hacking)
- Design and implemenation of secure user apps
- Modifications of the Android Middleware and Kernel to build security architectures
Students who want to participate in the course should
- have solid knowledge of OS concepts/architectures
- be familiar with programming in C/C++ and Java
For most topics actual programming experience on Android or at OS-level are not a prequisite, but definitively an advantage.
The programming tasks are solved in teams of (up to) 3-4 students. At the beginning of the course, a kick-off lab-session is given to present the topics.
The participants are required to form teams of up to 3-4 students, depending on the topic. We provide a mailing list for this task (mandatory signup).
At the midterm of the semester, each team has to hand in a short progress report and at the end of the semester a concluding lab-session is held in which every team has to shortly present its work/results.