2010 Poster Sessions : Address Space Layout Randomization in Android

Student Name : Hristo Bojinov
Advisor : Dan Boneh
Research Areas: Computer Systems, Theory
Abstract:
While desktop operating systems have made significant advances in low-level platform security, many of the techniques developed have not made their way into smart phones. In this work we investigate the constraints under which mobile operating systems have to operate, and the means to deliver desktop-class security mechanisms to these platforms. Our first target has been delivering complete Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) in Android.

Bio:
Hristo Bojinov is a second year PhD candidate in Computer Science at the Computer Security Lab of Stanford University. Prior to Stanford, Hristo spent several years in industry, leading the design and implementation of security products for the enterprise.