Unfortunately, out of 100 APKs downloaded, only one is properly obfuscated. That means only 1% of Android applications have protected source code, and reverse engineering the original source code on both Android and Windows Mobile is relatively simple. While iPhone and Blackberry are more secure, they too are at risk.
• 99% of Android apps are exposed to security threats from hackers
• In many cases, apps are connected to a back-end database which may include credit card numbers, employee information such as social security numbers, and proprietary source code - all at risk.
Not properly protecting this information could be very costly for an organization, as well as leading to potential legal ramifications. Therefore, on Monday, September 10th at 5:30 p.m. Mobile Monday Detroit is presenting two Michigan-based mobile security experts to discuss the importance of properly securing mobile apps and the best way to achieve it.
• Godfrey Nolan, Founder/President of RIIS, Author of "Decompiling Android" who will be discussing ways developers can go about securing their mobile apps, whether on iPhone, Android, Windows or Blackberry. He'll review tools and techniques that hackers use to attack mobile apps, as well as steps that developers can take to protect against these attacks.
• Jon Oberheide, Co-founder/CTO of Duo Security who will focus on Android vulnerabilities and interesting mobile security-related statistics gathered from a wide ranges of devices.
Attendees at the event can register to win a copy of Godfrey Nolan's book, Decompiling Android which looks at the reason why Android apps can be decompiled to recover their source code, what that means to Android developers, and how code can be protected from prying eyes. The book includes:
• an in-depth examination of the Java and Android class file structures
• tools and techniques for decompiling Android apps
• tools and techniques for protecting Android apps
Attendees can register for the drawing by submitting a business card during the networking portion of the meeting.
Mobile Monday Detroit will take place at Compuware headquarters in downtown Detroit, with networking and refreshments at 5:30 p.m. and presentations starting at 6:00 p.m. Attendance at the event is FREE, but advance registration is required at http://meetup.com/
Mobile Monday Detroit is sponsored by Mobile Monday Michigan, Compuware and the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan.