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Android Application Security Essentials

By : Pragati Rai
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Android Application Security Essentials

By: Pragati Rai

Overview of this book

In today's techno-savvy world, more and more parts of our lives are going digital, and all this information is accessible anytime and anywhere using mobile devices. It is of the utmost importance that you understand and implement security in your apps that will reduce the likelihood of hazards that will wreck your users' experience. "Android Application Security Essentials" takes a deep look into Android security from kernel to the application level, with practical hands-on examples, illustrations, and everyday use cases. This book will show you how to overcome the challenge of getting the security of your applications right. "Android Application Security Essentials" will show you how to secure your Android applications and data. It will equip you with tricks and tips that will come in handy as you develop your applications.We will start by learning the overall security architecture of the Android stack. Securing components with permissions, defining security in a manifest file, cryptographic algorithms and protocols on the Android stack, secure storage, security focused testing, and protecting enterprise data on your device is then also discussed in detail. You will also learn how to be security-aware when integrating newer technologies like NFC and mobile payments into your Android applications. At the end of this book, you will understand Android security at the system level all the way to the nitty-gritty details of application security for securing your Android applications.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Android Application Security Essentials
About the Author
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Mobile commerce

Consumer behavior is changing commerce. These days commerce is not just a simple act of going to a merchant or a shop, selecting a product and paying for it. As illustrated in the following figure, with the emergence of new technologies mobile commerce includes product discovery by using geo-fencing, in-store and online research, payments by using self-scanning and self-checkout, sharing your purchases with your friends and then to managing your account. We also see a blurring line between online and offline commerce.

In the next few sections, we will discuss different components of commerce from a security perspective.

Product discovery using a mobile device

Product discovery is the process of finding a product. Merchants use different mechanisms to either bring customers to their retail stores or to encourage them to buy online. Product discovery also includes capabilities such as shopping lists, comparison shopping, and information about the product that facilitates a consumer...