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Android Security Cookbook
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  • Title Android Security Cookbook
  • Author(s) Keith Makan, Scott Alexander-Bown
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing (December 23, 2013)
  • Paperback: 350 pages
  • eBook PDF
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1782167161
  • ISBN-13: 978-1782167167
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Book Description

Practical recipes to delve into Android's security mechanisms by troubleshooting common vulnerabilities in applications and Android OS versions.

This book discusses many common vulnerabilities and security related shortcomings in Android applications and operating systems. The book breaks down and enumerates the processes used to exploit and remediate these vulnerabilities in the form of detailed recipes and walkthroughs.

The book also teaches readers to use an Android Security Assessment Framework called Drozer and how to develop plugins to customize the framework.

Other topics covered include how to reverse-engineer Android applications to find common vulnerabilities, and how to find common memory corruption vulnerabilities on ARM devices. In terms of application protection this book will show various hardening techniques to protect application components, the data stored, secure networking.

  • Set up the Android development tools and frameworks
  • Engage in Application security concepts
  • Use the Drozer Android Security Assessment Framework
  • Customize and develop your own plugins for the Drozer Framework
  • Exploit, enumerate, and analyze common application level exploits
  • Protect applications from common vulnerabilities and exploits
  • Reverse-engineer applications for common code level vulnerabilities
  • Secure application networking, SSL/TLS
  • Encryption to protect application data
About the Authors
  • Keith Makan is a former computer science and physics student, and a passionate hobbyist and security researcher.
  • Scott Alexander-Bown is an accomplished developer with experience in financial services, software development, and mobile app agencies. He lives and breathes Android, and has a passion for mobile app security.
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