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Selected Topics in Mobile Security

(Summer Term 2024)


In this seminar, we will discuss current results and new problems in the mobile security domain based on relevant scientific papers. The selected papers focus 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 CISPA E9.1 (see schedule for the room)
Time Friday 10:00 - 12:00
Meeting Seminar (Weekly meetings starting May 24)
No. of Students max. 10
Instructor Sven Bugiel
Contact Sven Bugiel (email)
Language  English
Kickoff Friday, April 26, 10:00 – 12:00, room 0.07


While sending any email related to the seminar, please prepend [stims24] to the email's subject line.

Course structure and grading

The course is structured as a standard seminar. Every week (starting May 24), one student will present an assigned topic area, which we will discuss. Before 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 include the discussion results. Grading will be based on the presentations (30%), report (50%), and general in-class participation in the discussion (20%). Please note that we expect active participation in the discussions!

Registration and pre-requisites

There are no formal prerequisites beyond a basic knowledge of how computer systems work internally. Working 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 Room
17.05.     0.07
24.05. NO SEMINAR   0.07
31.05.     0.07
07.06.     0.01
14.06.     0.07
21.06.     0.07
28.06.     0.07
05.07.     0.07
12.07.     0.07
19.07.     2.22
26.07.     2.22
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