What your apps say about you (and how to find out)

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Session Description

We will start by showing how to easily set up a home network to capture your phone's Internet traffic, which is often enough to reveal sensitive information an app sends about you. Then we will demonstrate how to decrypt https traffic, which is often used to encrypt sensitive information. Some apps encrypt their traffic by rolling their own "homebrew" encryption, which can often be easily decrypted. We will briefly demonstrate how to decrypt this traffic in typical cases. Anyone interested or concerned about what their app may say about them will find this session informative.

What your apps say about you (and how to find out)
Presenter/s Antonio Espinza, Jeffrey Knockel
Organization
Bio/s Antonio is an OTF fellow and a PhD student in Computer Science at the University of New Mexico. He studies Dynamic Information Flow Tracking and its practical applications. Jeff is a senior researcher at the Citizen Lab and a PhD student in Computer Science at the University of New Mexico. He uses reverse engineering techniques to reveal how software behavior harms your Internet freedom.
Language English
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