Practical Lab on Smartphone Security
- Lecturer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi and Dipl.-Inform. Stephan Heuser
- Date: Kick-Off Meeting: Oct. 23rd, 2014
- Location: Building S4|14 (CASED), room 3.02.6, 13:15
Final implementation and documentation (8-12 pages) is due on Monday, Feb. 23rd.
- Date: March 2nd, 2015, 13:00
- Location: Building S4|14 (CASED), room 3.02.6
In this practical course, the students deal with different aspects of smartphone security. The project tasks specifically target the open-source Android OS and comprise the following areas:
- 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
- System programming in general
Students who want to participate in the course should
- have knowledge of OS concepts/architectures
- be familiar with programming in C/C++ and Java
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 students. At the beginning of the course, a kick-off lab-session is given to
- Provide information about the Android OS architecture and the Lab itself
- Present topics
The participants are required to form teams of up to 3 students. 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.
A list of selected scientific publications regarding Android OS security can be found here. The Android Security Modules framework is available here.