Posted by Martijn Grooten on Nov 29, 2016
The meteoric rise of the Mirai botnet in recent months has led to the Internet of Things (IoT) becoming a major and actual security concern. To assess the effective security status of the so-called smart devices that make up the IoT, security researchers need to reverse engineer them – something that often isn't trivial thanks to poor documentation and the use of proprietary operating systems.
In the paper 'Mobile Applications: a Backdoor into Internet of Things?', which was presented at VB2016, Fortinet researcher Axelle Aprville discussed a novel way of analysing smart devices: by looking at the accompanying mobile app.