EC4795 Wireless Device Security

This advanced course extends earlier study in communications devices and software defined radio to include security vulnerabilities and countermeasures from the perspective of the radio signal and the wireless device. Mobile device architectures to include mobile operating systems (OS), dynamic resources and service components. Mobile OS security models and application implementations. Radio signal vulnerabilities include signal interception, rouge access points, wireless intrusion, client misassociation, unauthorized association, emitter geographical location, direction finding, and device fingerprinting. Wireless device vulnerabilities include malware, resource attacks, backdoor access, reverse engineering, side channel attacks, covert channels, and aspects of software defined and cognitive radios.


EC4765; or EC3500 and EC4530

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  • Spring