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Trevor Hawthorn speaking at OWASP Tampa March 24, 2010


I will be giving my Shmoocon talk The New World of Smartphone Security at OWASP Tamapa on March 24th, 2010. If you would like to attend please RSVP to the chapter leader Justin Moorehouse.

More information can be found on the OWASP Tamapa page.

Shmoocon 2010 Video Online: The New World of SmartPhone Security


When I gave my talk on Saturday morning technical issues prevented the good folks at Shmoocon from streaming my talk live. Since the talk wasn’t streamed to uStream, it is not in the archives. Luckily, was there and capture all but the first fifteen minutes of my talk. Shmoocom gave me permission to post the video so here it is:

The New World of SmartPhone Security by Trevor Hawthorn from Stratum Security on Vimeo.

If you want to fill in the missing gaps, please feel free to download the slides from my talk from this blog post here.

Shmoocon 2010 Slides Online


I have a feeling that Shmoocon 2010 (and all snow-themed variations of the name) will go down as one of the most unique security conference experiences ever. Given that some people still have not made it home Shmoocon might be one of the longest running security conferences ever. I had a great time hanging out with friends and a great time giving my first ever conference talk “The New World of Smartphone Security – What your iPhone Disclosed About You”.

Highlights for me included Michael Weigand’s talk “Build your own Predator UAV @ 99.95% Discount” about making your own autonomous aerial camera platform. Since the UAV uses a GPS to orient itself and lat/long coordinates to fly its route, I was thinking that it would be cool to send his UAV the coordinates of an iPhone user for the ultimate aerial tracking system.

Some have been asking where the archived uStream footage of my talk is. It turns out that the AV folks had some technical issues on Saturday morning and were unable to stream or record my talk. However, did catch all but the first 10 minutes. I bought the DVD and am waiting to hear from the folks at Shmoocon if I am cleared to rip and post the video. Once we hear back on that I’ll post the link to Vimeo.

In the mean time here is the slide deck:

Stratum Security-The New World of Smartphone Security-Shmoocon 2010.pdf

Thank you to everyone that attended the talk!