Get hands-on with security vulnerabilities in Android applications and exploit them using Packt's new book and eBook

June 2014 | Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Learning Pentesting for Android Devices, an easy-to-follow guide full of hands-on and real-world examples of applications to help readers learn how to exploit security vulnerabilities in a practical manner. This book is available now in print, eBook, Kindle, and selected library formats. The print book is 80 pages long and is competitively priced at $29. 99, while the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $9.99.

About the author:
Aditya Gupta is the founder and trainer of Attify, a mobile security firm, and a leading mobile security expert and evangelist. He has done a lot of in-depth research on the security of mobile devices, including Android, iOS, and BlackBerry, as well as BYOD Enterprise Security. While working with XYSEC, he was committed to perform VAPT and mobile security analysis. He has also worked with various organizations and private clients in India, providing them with training and services on mobile security and exploitation as well as advanced web application hacking. He also gives talks and provides training at various security conferences from time to time, such as BlackHat, Syscan, Toorcon, PhDays, OWASP AppSec, ClubHack, Nullcon, and ISACA.

Android is an operating system based on the Linux kernel, and is designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. Often, Android applications have serious security weaknesses in them, which could lead an attacker to exploit the application and get access to sensitive information. This is where penetration testing comes into play to check for various vulnerabilities.

Learning Pentesting for Android is a practical and hands-on guide that aims to take readers from the very basics of Android security to pentesting and auditing Android applications. It is a step-by-step guide covering a variety of techniques and methodologies that readers will be able to use in order to perform real-life penetration testing on Android devices and applications.

The book starts with the basics of Android security and the permission model, which we will bypass using a custom application written by us. The book then looks at the internals of Android applications from a security point of view, and readers will reverse and audit them to find the security weaknesses using manual analysis as well as using automated tools.

The book covers the following essential topics:

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Android Security
Chapter 2: Preparing the Battlefield
Chapter 3: Reversing and Auditing Android Apps
Chapter 4: Traffic Analysis for Android Devices
Chapter 5: Android Forensics
Chapter 6: Playing with SQLite
Chapter 7: Lesser-known Android Attacks
Chapter 8: ARM Exploitation
Chapter 9: Writing the Pentest Report

More about Packt:

Packt is one of the most prolific and fastest-growing tech book publishers in the world. Originally focused on open source software, Packt books now focus on practicality, recognizing that readers are ultimately concerned with getting the job done. Packt's digitally-focused business model allows them to publish up-to-date books in very specific areas.



Learning Pentesting for Android Devices
Explore the security vulnerabilities in Android applications and exploit them

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