Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Firm trains how to hack smartphones

His specialty is hacking phones remotely, undetected by the user. He doesn't need to actually have the phone in hand.

He offers two classes for intelligence and law enforcement. One teaches students to hack iPhones and the other focuses on penetrating Android devices.

A course syllabus for the "iOS Exploitation Course" (iOS is the Apple mobile operating system) says the first day is spent learning software reverse-engineering with an interactive disassembler program.

By day three, students are prepared for lab work, running an exploit on a "real WebKit vulnerabilily for the IOS 6.x."

From his unique perspective, Roberge says that both Android and iPhone devices have their pros and cons. iPhones are technically tougher to break into, he says, but once you are in, you are in.