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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


In this chapter, we have discussed various client-side attacks possible in Android applications. We have seen how valuable insights can be gained from AndroidManifest.xml, source code analysis and how the QARK tool can be used to automate this process. The backup techniques allowed us to perform the same techniques as on a rooted device with only few extra steps, even on non-rooted devices. This is where developers need to take utmost care while releasing their apps into the production environment if they use these app components. It is always suggested to cross check the AndroidManifest.xml file to make sure that no components are exported by mistake.