Nov 16 @ The Code Factory - CapCHI Presentation on Android Security

08 Nov 2010
CapCHI will be doing a presentation on Android security. It's the day before our next meeting, but it's at the same location which is pretty convenient. Anyway, here's the details about the event: - - - ## Usability and Security of Android, Google's Open Source Smartphone System ## Date: Tuesday November 16, 2010 Time: 6:00pm **Place: TheCodeFactory, 246 Queen St., Ottawa** See **Abstract:** The adoption of Android-based smartphones is growing at a rapid pace (nearly 200,000 activations per day) which has placed Google among the top smartphone system vendors worldwide. Despite Android's open source nature, there are a number of security and usability issues that have yet to be addressed. This talk will cover issues related to security prompts and notices on the device, permission granting, smudge attacks and application security. We will discuss how these issues affect other platforms as well, including Apple iOS, Blackberry, and Symbian. **Speaker Bio:** David Barrera is a 1st year Ph.D. student in Computer Science at Carleton University under the direction of Paul Van Oorschot. His research interests include smartphone and mobile OS security, data visualization, network security and IPv6. **When and Where:** This event will take place on Tuesday, November 16, 6:00pm at TheCodeFactory, located at 246 Queen Street, between Bank and Kent, (on the second floor) above the Green Papaya Restaurant. Note: there is no cost for attending this event and prior registration is not required. Light snacks and refreshments will be served. An informal social gathering will follow at a nearby pub. **Who:** CapCHI is a social and professional society of people who work as user interface designers, researchers, educators, software developers, web designers, graphic designers and human factors engineers in and around Canada’s National Capital Region. Founded in 1991, CapCHI’s goal is to bring together local professionals interested in how humans and computers interact, in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.