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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

Tools for automated analysis

At times, it could be time consuming to do the analysis part manually. There are many tools available that can perform Dynamic Analysis of Android apps. If offline analysis is your choice, Droidbox is your best bet. Droidbox is a sandboxed environment that can be used to analyze Android apps. There are some online analysis engines out there that can do the job very well. SandDroid is one among them. You can go to and upload your APK file for automated analysis.

How to be safe from Android malwares?

As an end user, it is necessary to be careful while using Android devices. As we have seen in this chapter, Android malwares that can cause great damage can be easily developed with little Android programming knowledge. Following are some general tips for end users to be safe from Android malwares:

  • Always install apps from official market places (Play Store).

  • Do not blindly accept permissions requested by the Apps.

  • Be cautious when apps are...