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Jimmy Shah Ė Mobile App Moolah: Profit taking with Mobile Malware Derbycon 2011 (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos)

Jimmy Shah Ė Mobile App Moolah: Profit taking with Mobile Malware
Derbycon 2011

Smartphones are a hot new market for software developers. Millions of potential customers, and a large percentage willing to part with a small sum of money for your latest creation. Even a moderately successful app can help fill your pockets. Itís hard to ignore for legitimate developers. Itís even harder to ignore for criminals. Things have changed from the old days of malware creation. Itís no longer just about proving yourself or testing a new platform by writing proof-of-concepts(PoCs), porting old malware, and learning the idiosyncrasies of the development tools. Now itís about evading detection and taking a profit. Where thereís money, crime usually follows. The presentation is not about attribution, naming names or pointing out the parties responsible. Itís about the underlying technology and the methods used, including: - how actual examples in the wild function - detection/analysis evasion techniques - geographical trends in profit-taking malware

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