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What you need to know about Stagefright

  • Friday, August 14th, 2015 at 1:00 PM EDT (17:00:00 UTC)
  • Josh Wright and Brian LaFlamme
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In Late July researchers disclosed a critical security flaw in Android which lets an attacker take control of a phone simply by sending a text message - and for the vast majority of Android users, there's no fix available yet. These vulnerabilities are extremely dangerous because they do not require that the victim take any action to be exploited. Before you wake up, the attacker will remove any signs of the device being compromised and you will continue your day as usual -- with a trojaned phone.

During this webinar Veracode's director of solutions enablement, Brian LaFlamme and Josh Wright, SANS Senior Instructor, will discuss new details regarding the Stagefright vulnerability and why vulnerabilities in graphic libraries keep cropping up.

Speaker Bios

Joshua Wright

Joshua Wright is a senior technical analyst with Counter Hack, a company devoted to the development of information security challenges for education, evaluation, and competition. Through his experiences as a penetration tester, Josh has worked with hundreds of organizations on attacking and defending mobile devices and wireless systems, ethically disclosing significant product and protocol security weaknesses to well-known organizations. As an open-source software advocate, Josh has conducted cutting-edge research resulting in several software tools that are commonly used to evaluate the security of widely deployed technology targeting WiFi, Bluetooth, and ZigBee wireless systems, smart grid deployments, and the Android and Apple iOS mobile device platforms. As the technical lead of the innovative CyberCity, Josh also oversees and manages the development of critical training and educational missions cyber warriors in the US military, government agencies, and critical infrastructure providers.

Brian LaFlamme

Brian is a security professional with over 14 years of experience in IT and security. As the director of solutions enablement for Veracode, he is responsible for developing new business relationships through partnerships, integrations and alliances. Prior to Veracode, Brian worked in professional services where he lead a team of penetration testers, assisted large enterprises in building successful application security programs and frequently taught information security to application developers and security practitioners.

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