... a must-have for security architects and consultants as well as enterprise security managers who are working with mobile devices and applications.
Dr. Dena Haritos Tsamitis, Director of the Information Networking Institute; and Director of Education, CyLab, Carnegie Mellon University
"If you are facing the complex challenge of securing data and applications for Android, this book provides valuable insight into the security architecture and practical guidance for safeguarding this modern platform.
" Gerhard Eschelbeck, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President, Sophos
.".. a great introduction to Android security, both from a platform and applications standpoint. ... provides the groundwork for anybody interested in mobile malware analysis ... a great starting point for anybody interested in cracking the nitty-gritty of most Android apps.
" Nicholas Falliere, Founder of JEB Decompiler "
... Dubey and Misra have filled a critical gap in software security literature by providing a unique and holistic approach to addressing this critical and often misunderstood topic. They have captured the essential threats and countermeasures that are necessary to understand and effectively implement secure Android-driven mobile environments.
" James Ransome, Senior Director of Product Security, McAfee, An Intel Company "
Good book for Android security enthusiasts and developers that also covers advanced topics like reverse engineering of Android applications. A must have book for all security professionals.
" Sanjay Kartkar, Cofounder of Quick Heal Technologies
.".. an excellent book for professional businesses that are trying to move their corporate applications on mobile/Android platforms. It helped me understand the threats foreseen in Android applications and how to protect against them.
" Jagmeet Malhotra, Vice President of Markets & International Banking, Royal Bank of Scotland
"The book gives security profess
Android Security: Attacks and Defenses is for anyone interested in learning about the strengths and weaknesses of the Android platform from a security perspective. Starting with an introduction to Android OS architecture and application programming, it will help readers get up to speed on the basics of the Android platform and its security issues.
Explaining the Android security model and architecture, the book describes Android permissions, including Manifest permissions, to help readers analyze applications and understand permission requirements. It also rates the Android permissions based on security implications and covers JEB Decompiler.
The authors describe how to write Android bots in JAVA and how to use reversing tools to decompile any Android application. They also cover the Android file system, including import directories and files, so readers can perform basic forensic analysis on file system and SD cards. The book includes access to a wealth of resources on its website: www.androidinsecurity.com. It explains how to crack SecureApp.apk discussed in the text and also makes the application available on its site.
The book includes coverage of advanced topics such as reverse engineering and forensics, mobile device pen-testing methodology, malware analysis, secure coding, and hardening guidelines for Android. It also explains how to analyze security implications for Android mobile devices/applications and incorporate them into enterprise SDLC processes.
The book’s site includes a resource section where readers can access downloads for applications, tools created by users, and sample applications created by the authors under the Resource section. Readers can easily download the files and use them in conjunction with the text, wherever needed. Visit www.androidinsecurity.com for more information.