Hacking Android, iOS: B-Sides Cape Town security conference

Security enthusiasts in Cape Town who were not able to buy tickets to BSidesCapeTown 2014 before they sold out, will be happy to know that the organisers have issued an additional 40 tickets.

Those interested in attending the conference, which will be held at Dimension Data on 2 Fir Street, Cape Town, can buy tickets from the event’s Quicket page for R120.

The organisers have kindly provided a discount code for MyBroadband readers, reducing the ticket price to R100 by entering the discount code “MyBB2014”.

Asked about the ticket sales and number of attendees, conference organiser Istvan Berko said that they had 72 people signed up before the new tickets were issued.

They are expecting 100–120 attendees, Berko said.

While hacking Android and iOS penetration testing is on the agenda, conference speakers will also be covering topics such as home automation and securing the Internet with the block chain ledger.

The agenda is on the B-Sides Cape Town website, but the list of topics is as follows:

  • Insecure out of the box: Leveraging Android manufacturer’s mistakes to attack corporate networks, by Robert Miller;
  • iOS Penetration Testing for Developers, by Kyle Riley;
  • Hybrid Mobile Applications, by David Hartley;
  • Advanced footprinting techniques using Yeti, by Johan Snyman;
  • Vulnerability Management – “who is swimming naked?” by Bernard Coetzee;
  • A proposed model for explaining and educating Information and Computer Security principle, by Hendrik Visage;
  • Leave the lights on: Home automation users left in the dark; and
  • Securing the internet with the block chain ledger, by Norman Hooper.

There will also be at least two workshops:

  1. SAP Slapping “Zero to Hero”, by David Hartley; and
  2. Crack all the hashes, by Matt Marx.

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