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Rob Simon

Practice Lead, Mobile and Hardware Security

With more than a decade of expertise in InfoSec, Rob Simon specializes in web, mobile, and hardware testing. He spent over 3 years specifically developing security solutions for ATMs, which has provided him with a nuanced perspective on the unique challenges involved in securing systems. Collaboratively, Rob has engaged with Carnegie Mellon University's Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) and the United States Secret Service, spearheading a team that focused on the investigation and reverse engineering of malware targeted at banking systems.

While at TrustedSec, Rob was instrumental in establishing the mobile and hardware practice and service lines. He led the formation of a specialized team, enabling the company to address a broader range of security issues. Among his contributions is iHide, a mobile tool used to bypass jailbreak detection.


  • Associate Degree, Computer Science, Stark State College
  • Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)

Rob developed a passion for security through his interest in video game hacking when he was in high school. He has always had an interest in figuring out how things work, bypassing controls, and abusing systems to do unexpected things.

Featured Blogs And Resources

Discover the blogs, analysis, webinars, and podcasts by this team member.

Blog December 09 2021

Hacking the My Arcade Contra Pocket Player - Part I

Intro I was at my local Target recently and spotted the section near the video games, where there were some little collectable arcade systems and handhelds…

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Podcasts June 02 2023

Security Noise - Episode 6.3

Episode III: The Search For Terrestrial Artificial Intelligence

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Blog September 02 2021

Introducing iHide: A New Jailbreak Detection Bypass Tool

Today, we are releasing iHide, a new tool for bypassing jailbreak detection in iOS applications. You can install iHide by adding the repo…

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Webinars June 03 2020

Seeing the Entire Software Security Picture

Join TrustedSec security consultants Scott White, Geoff Walton, and Rob Simon as they provide helpful resources, talk about some of their favorite exploits,…

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Blog May 26 2020

Introducing Proxy Helper – A New WiFi Pineapple Module

I have had several occasions when I've been performing a pentest against an Android or iOS application, attempting to monitor the traffic with Burp Suite, only…

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Blog July 09 2019

Mobile Hacking: Using Frida to Monitor Encryption

This post will walk you through the creation of a Frida script that will be used to demonstrate the usage of the Frida Python bindings. The Frida script will…

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Blog September 29 2017

Full Disclosure: JitBit Helpdesk Authentication Bypass 0-Day

Summary An authentication bypass issue was discovered in JitBit Help Desk Software v8.9.11 in October of 2016. This issue was reported to the vendor, and after…

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Podcasts January 14 2022

TrustedSec Security Podcast - Episode 4.25

Episode - 4.25 - Dependency Hell

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Podcasts April 08 2022

TrustedSec Security Podcast - Episode 5.1

Episode - 5.1 - Hi, I am Officer Friendly

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Blog January 23 2024

ProxyHelper2: The Sequel

TL;DR VersionHak5 Pineapples changed their module system in Mark VII's, breaking module compatibility.ProxyHelper2 is a reimplementation of TrustedSec's…

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