Selected Topics in Mobile Security Sven Bugiel


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Selected Topics in Mobile Security

(Summer Term 2021)


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 Online via Zoom
Time Friday 14:00 - 16:00
Meeting Seminar (Weekly Meetings starting May 21)
No. of Students max. 10
Instructor Sven Bugiel
Contact Sven Bugiel (email)
Language  English
Kickoff Friday, April 16, 14:00 – 15:00


While sending any email related to the seminar, please prepend [stims21] to the subject line of the email.

Course structure and grading

The course is structured as a standard seminar. Every week (starting May 28), one student will present an assigned topic area, which we will then discuss. Prior to this, all students are expected to read the handed-out 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 detail and potentially including the results of the discussion. Grading will be based on the presentations (45%), report (45%), and general in-class participation in the discussion (10%). 

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 a user or app developer, or participating in the Advanced Lecture Mobile Security is beneficial.

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

Presentation schedule and topics

Date Topic Presenter

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