Develop custom vulnerability assessment tools using Drozer Android Security Assessment Framework with Packt’s new book and eBook

January 2014 | Cookbooks

Packt is pleased to announce the launch of Android Security Cookbook, an easy-to-follow guide that breaks down and enumerates the processes used to exploit and remediate Android app security vulnerabilities in the form of detailed recipes and walkthroughs.

About the authors:
Keith Makan is a former computer science and physics student. He works professionally as an IT security assessment specialist. His personal research has won him spots in the Google Application Security Hall of Fame numerous times. He has developed exploits against Google Chrome's WebKit XSSAuditor, Firefox's NoScript Add-on, and has often reported security flaws and developed exploits for WordPress plugins.

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.

Android Security Cookbook 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. It also includes 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 readers various hardening techniques to protect application components, the data stored, and secure networking.

In a nutshell, this book provides a practical analysis into many areas of Android application and operating system security and gives readers the required skills to analyze the security of their Android devices. It also teaches readers to use an Android Security Assessment Framework called Drozer and how to develop plugins to customize the framework.

Android Security Cookbook consists of the following essential topics:
Chapter 1: Android Development Tools
Chapter 2: Engaging with Application Security
Chapter 3: Android Security Assessment Tools
Chapter 4: Exploiting Applications
Chapter 5: Protecting Applications
Chapter 6: Reverse Engineering Applications
Chapter 7: Secure Networking
Chapter 8: Native Exploitation and Analysis
Chapter 9: Encryption and Developing Device Administration Policies

Android Security Cookbook is for anyone who is curious about Android app security and wants to take the necessary practical measures to protect their system/devices. So all Android application developers, security researchers and analysts, penetration testers, and generally any CIO, CTO, or IT managers facing the impeding onslaught of mobile devices in the business environment will benefit from reading this book.


Android Security Cookbook
Practical recipes to delve into Android's security mechanism by troubleshooting common vulnerabilities in application and Android OS versions

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information, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/android-security-cookbook/book

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