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Hacking Android

By : Srinivasa Rao Kotipalli
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Hacking Android

By: Srinivasa Rao Kotipalli

Overview of this book

With the mass explosion of Android mobile phones in the world, mobile devices have become an integral part of our everyday lives. Security of Android devices is a broad subject that should be part of our everyday lives to defend against ever-growing smartphone attacks. Everyone, starting with end users all the way up to developers and security professionals should care about android security. Hacking Android is a step-by-step guide that will get you started with Android security. You’ll begin your journey at the absolute basics, and then will slowly gear up to the concepts of Android rooting, application security assessments, malware, infecting APK files, and fuzzing. On this journey you’ll get to grips with various tools and techniques that can be used in your everyday pentests. You’ll gain the skills necessary to perform Android application vulnerability assessment and penetration testing and will create an Android pentesting lab.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Hacking Android
About the Authors
About the Reviewer

Chapter 5. Data Storage and Its Security

This chapter gives an introduction to the techniques typically used to assess data storage security of Android applications. We will begin with the different techniques used by developers to store the data locally and how they can affect the security. Then, we shall look into security implications of the data storage choices made by developers.

These are some of the major topics that we will discuss in this chapter:

  • What is data storage?

  • Shared preferences

  • SQLite databases

  • Internal storage

  • External storage

  • Data storage with CouchDB

  • Backup based techniques

  • Examining Android apps on non rooted devices