Wireless Device Security

Course #EC4795

Est.imated Completion Time: 3 months


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.

Included in degrees & certificates

  • 297


  • EC3500
  • EC4530
  • EC4765
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Application Deadlines

  •  08 Jan 2024

    Spring Quarter applications due

  •  01 Apr 2024

    Summer Quarter applications due

  •  08 Jul 2024

    Fall Quarter applications due

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Academic Calendar

  •  12 Dec 2023 – 14 Dec 2023

    Fall Quarter final examinations

  •  15 Dec 2023

    Fall Quarter graduation

  •  18 Dec 2023 – 05 Jan 2024

    Winter break

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