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MOBOTS: WeatherFist Exposed

Last week, San Francisco was kind enough to play host to the annual RSA Security Conference. As you may remember from Jason Avery's last post, several TippingPointers were on-hand for the festivities. My colleague Derek Brown and I were fortunate to be granted an engagement in the "Research Revealed" track. We presented our case study in mobile phone botnets entitled "MOBOTS: A Pocketful of Pwnage." Catchy, right? We both felt that the talk was a great success and, despite the modest yet respectable attendance, the audience seemed to enjoy our antics as much as we did. As is the norm for such things, our live demonstration ran long and we didn't get to parlance with the audience for as long as we'd hoped. To that end, and for the benefit of those not fortunate enough to make it to The City by the Bay, we would like to expound on some of the specifics of the talk that have garnered the much of the post-RSA interest.