On the hunt for new cybersecurity tools? Check out the Arsenal at Black Hat USA in Las Vegas this August, where all Black Hat passholders are invited to see live demonstrations of the latest open-source security tools.
For example, you could swing by the Arsenal (located in the Business Hall) and catch a demonstration of Smalien, a security tool for information flow analysis and information leakage detection on Android devices.
You may also want to see a demo of Objection: Runtime Mobile Exploration, a runtime mobile exploration toolkit built with the aim of helping assess mobile applications and their security posture without the need for a jailbroken or rooted mobile device.
Objection allows for many common pentesting tasks to be performed such as disabling SSL inspection, interacting with the applicable platforms keystore/keychain as well as the ability to upload/download files from a device. Additionally, more advanced usages such as code path tracing and live Java object inspection is also possible.
Black Hat USA will also host a smorgasbord of complementary Briefings featuring expert speakers sharing tools and techniques that can help you put these tools to good use. Securing the System: A Deep Dive into Reversing Android Pre-Installed Apps is a good example. This 50-minute Briefing from Google will detail the differences in reversing and analyzing pre-installed Android applications compared to the user-space applications on which most security research focuses.
This will include detecting signals that the pre-installed app may be colluding with other components and be only one piece of the puzzle, and how bad behaviors can change when they are run in the more privileged context of a pre-installed application. You’ll also dive into case-studies of Android pre-installed security issues Google discovered in 2018 and 2019: malware, security misconfigurations, and remote code execution backdoors!
In New Vulnerabilities in 5G Networks you’ll get an in-depth look at the security features of 5G radio networks and new vulnerabilities affecting both the operator infrastructure and end-devices (including mobiles, NB-IoTand laptops). Plus, you’ll see how these new vulnerabilities in the 5G/4G security standards can be exploited using low-cost hardware and software platforms.
For more information about these Briefings and many more check out the Black Hat USA Briefings page, which is regularly updated with new content as we get closer to the event!
Black Hat USA returns to the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas August 3-8, 2019. For more information on what’s happening at the event and how to register, check out the Black Hat website.