Selected Topics in Mobile Security Sven Bugiel



Time changed!

Please note that the time for the seminar had to change! The new time will be: Friday, 14-16!

The kick-off will take place Wed Apr 17, 16:00-18:00!


Selected Topics in Mobile Security

(Summer Term 2019)

CISPA / Saarland University


In this seminar, we will discuss current results and new problems in the mobile security domain based on relevant scientific papers. The focus of the selected papers lies on Android, given its high popularity among researchers. The topics include usability aspects of Android's permission system and security-relevant APIs, security extensions at different levels of Android's software stack, app analysis, and newly identified attack vectors.


Location E9 1 Room 0.07
Time Friday 14:00 - 16:00
Meeting Seminar (Weekly Meeting, depending on number of participants)
Number of Students max. 12
Instructor Sven Bugiel
Contact Sven Bugiel (email)
Language  English
Kickoff 17/04/2019 16:00-18:00 , E9 1 room 0.07


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Course structure and grading

The course is structured as a standard seminar. Every week, one student will present an assigned paper about a single topic, which we will then discuss. Prior to this, all students are expected to read the papers carefully and prepare a list of discussion questions. Additionally, every student will write a short report on their assigned papers, in which the presentation should be elaborated in more details and potentially including results of the discussion. Grading will be based on the presentations, report, and general in-class participation.

Registration and pre-requisites

There are no formal pre-requisites beyond a basic knowledge of how computer systems work internally. Having worked with a smartphone as user or app developer, or participation in the Advanced Lecture Mobile Security are beneficial.

Registration is handled via the central registration system of the UdS.

Presentation schedule and topics

Date Topic Presenter
03.05. ✓ Permission evolution
Castro, Gonzalo
10.05. ✓ Permission revolution Mauthe, Noah
17.05. Usability for Developers Schank, Marvin
24.05. Risks of WebViews Dobinson, Rhett
31.05. Third Party Libraries Bäumler, Max
07.06. Smart Home IoT
Klingner, Soeren
14.06. UI-based Attacks
Dawoud, Huda
21.06. IRM and App Virtualization Eganov, Andrey
28.06. Type Enforcement Tomasi, Danny
05.07. Android Malware Walla, Sebastian
12.07. Secure Computing Jha, Atul Anand
19.07. Clone Detection
Becker, Christian


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