Few publicly-known hacks have inspired the imagination of security researchers as much as exploits against IM (instant messaging) applications. 0-click attacks aimed against applications such as WhatsApp, iMessage, and Telegram have raised unprecedented interest and have often caused political turmoil.
Yet, in sharp contrast with the curiosity that IM exploitation generates, public information about this surface remains scant. This training is our bid to bridge the gap.
This course will provide students with the knowledge and hands-on experience in reverse engineering, vulnerability research, and exploitation of real-world IM applications. The target audience is advanced security professionals.
Nitay Artenstein is a senior security researcher and the leader of an international research group.
He has been a speaker at various security conferences, including Black Hat and Recon, and has conducted training sessions in Linux kernel exploitation and baseband research.
He suffers from a severe addiction to IDA Pro (at least until he gets used to Ghidra’s GUI), and generally gets a kick out of digging around where he’s not supposed to.
Iddo Eldor is a vulnerability researcher and reverse engineer with over a decade of experience working for top offensive cyber companies focusing on mobile, currently working for BlindSpot security doing vulnerability research in CI/CD pipelines and helping to improve AI-powered software supply chain protection.
Iddo regularly provides training courses on Mobile Vulnerability Research, Exploitation and Fuzzing to a variety of private clients as well as free courses for youth in the periphery.
He solves most of his problems using Frida and waste most of his time coming up with creative names for discovered vulnerabilities.
Jacob is a vulnerability researcher specializing in static analysis and theoretical methods like symbolic execution and program analysis. With years of dedication in the field, Jacob has served as a key asset in various research organizations, currently working with an international research group. An enthusiast of fuzzing techniques and a competitive spirit in Capture The Flag competetions.
In addition to professional responsibilities, Jacob is passionate about education and has taught multiple university-level courses covering the intricate facets of cybersecurity and ethical hacking.
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