Android Security Internals

Author: Nikolay Elenkov
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593275811
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"I honestly didn’t believe I’d learn much from the book because I’ve been working on Android security for many years. This belief could not have been more wrong. Android Security Internals has earned a permanent spot on my office bookshelf." —Jon “jcase” Sawyer, from the Foreword There are more than one billion Android devices in use today, each one a potential target. Unfortunately, many fundamental Android security features have been little more than a black box to all but the most elite security professionals—until now. In Android Security Internals, top Android security expert Nikolay Elenkov takes us under the hood of the Android security sys­tem. Elenkov describes Android security archi­tecture from the bottom up, delving into the imple­mentation of major security-related components and subsystems, like Binder IPC, permissions, cryptographic providers, and device administration. You’ll learn: * How Android permissions are declared, used, and enforced * How Android manages application packages and employs code signing to verify their authenticity * How Android implements the Java Cryp­­­tog­raphy Architecture (JCA) and Java Secure Socket Extension (JSSE) frameworks * About Android’s credential storage system and APIs, which let applications store cryptographic keys securely * About the online account management framework and how Google accounts integrate with Android * About the implementation of verified boot, disk encryption, lockscreen, and other device security features * How Android’s bootloader and recovery OS are used to perform full system updates, and how to obtain root access With its unprecedented level of depth and detail, Android Security Internals is a must-have for any security-minded Android developer.

Smart Cards Tokens Security and Applications

Author: Keith Mayes
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319505009
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book provides a broad overview of the many card systems and solutions that are in practical use today. This new edition adds content on RFIDs, embedded security, attacks and countermeasures, security evaluation, javacards, banking or payment cards, identity cards and passports, mobile systems security, and security management. A step-by-step approach educates the reader in card types, production, operating systems, commercial applications, new technologies, security design, attacks, application development, deployment and lifecycle management. By the end of the book the reader should be able to play an educated role in a smart card related project, even to programming a card application. This book is designed as a textbook for graduate level students in computer science. It is also as an invaluable post-graduate level reference for professionals and researchers. This volume offers insight into benefits and pitfalls of diverse industry, government, financial and logistics aspects while providing a sufficient level of technical detail to support technologists, information security specialists, engineers and researchers.

Android Hacker s Handbook

Author: Joshua J. Drake
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118922255
Format: PDF, Docs
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The first comprehensive guide to discovering and preventing attacks on the Android OS As the Android operating system continues to increase its share of the smartphone market, smartphone hacking remains a growing threat. Written by experts who rank among the world's foremost Android security researchers, this book presents vulnerability discovery, analysis, and exploitation tools for the good guys. Following a detailed explanation of how the Android OS works and its overall security architecture, the authors examine how vulnerabilities can be discovered and exploits developed for various system components, preparing you to defend against them. If you are a mobile device administrator, security researcher, Android app developer, or consultant responsible for evaluating Android security, you will find this guide is essential to your toolbox. A crack team of leading Android security researchers explain Android security risks, security design and architecture, rooting, fuzz testing, and vulnerability analysis Covers Android application building blocks and security as well as debugging and auditing Android apps Prepares mobile device administrators, security researchers, Android app developers, and security consultants to defend Android systems against attack Android Hacker's Handbook is the first comprehensive resource for IT professionals charged with smartphone security.

Bulletproof Android

Author: Godfrey Nolan
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 0133995089
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Battle-Tested Best Practices for Securing Android Apps throughout the Development Lifecycle Android’s immense popularity has made it today’s #1 target for attack: high-profile victims include eHarmony, Facebook, and Delta Airlines, just to name a few. Today, every Android app needs to resist aggressive attacks and protect data, and in Bulletproof Android™, Godfrey Nolan shows you how. Unlike “black hat/gray hat” books, which focus on breaking code, this guide brings together complete best practices for hardening code throughout the entire development lifecycle. Using detailed examples from hundreds of apps he has personally audited, Nolan identifies common “anti-patterns” that expose apps to attack, and then demonstrates more secure solutions. Nolan covers authentication, networking, databases, server attacks, libraries, hardware, and more. He illuminates each technique with code examples, offering expert advice on implementation and trade-offs. Each topic is supported with a complete sample app, which demonstrates real security problems and solutions. Learn how to Apply core practices for securing the platform Protect code, algorithms, and business rules from reverse engineering Eliminate hardcoding of keys, APIs, and other static data Eradicate extraneous data from production APKs Overcome the unique challenges of mobile authentication and login Transmit information securely using SSL Prevent man-in-the-middle attacks Safely store data in SQLite databases Prevent attacks against web servers and services Avoid side-channel data leakage through third-party libraries Secure APKs running on diverse devices and Android versions Achieve HIPAA or FIPS compliance Harden devices with encryption, SELinux, Knox, and MDM Preview emerging attacks and countermeasures This guide is a perfect complement to Nolan’s Android™ Security Essentials LiveLessons (video training; ISBN-13: 978-0-13-382904-4) and reflects new risks that have been identified since the LiveLessons were released.

XDA Developers Android Hacker s Toolkit

Author: Jason Tyler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119961556
Format: PDF
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Make your Android device truly your own Are you eager to make your Android device your own but you're not sure where to start? Then this is the book for you. XDA is the world's most popular resource for Android hacking enthusiasts, and a huge community has grown around customizing Android devices with XDA. XDA's Android Hacker's Toolkit gives you the tools you need to customize your devices by hacking or rooting the android operating system. Providing a solid understanding of the internal workings of the Android operating system, this book walks you through the terminology and functions of the android operating system from the major nodes of the file system to basic OS operations. As you learn the fundamentals of Android hacking that can be used regardless of any new releases, you'll discover exciting ways to take complete control over your device. Teaches theory, preparation and practice, and understanding of the OS Explains the distinction between ROMing and theming Provides step-by-step instructions for Droid, Xoom, Galaxy Tab, LG Optimus, and more Identifies the right tools for various jobs Contains new models enabling you to root and customize your phone Offers incomparable information that has been tried and tested by the amazing XDA community of hackers, gadgeteers, and technicians XDA's Android Hacker's Toolkit is a simple, one-stop resource on hacking techniques for beginners.

Embedded Android

Author: Karim Yaghmour
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449308295
Format: PDF
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Embedded Android is for Developers wanting to create embedded systems based on Android and for those wanting to port Android to new hardware, or creating a custom development environment. Hackers and moders will also find this an indispensible guide to how Android works.

Android Internals Volume I

Author: Jonathan Levin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780991055524
Format: PDF
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An in-depth exploration of the inner-workings of Android: In Volume I, we take the perspective of the Power User as we delve into the foundations of Android, filesystems, partitions, boot process, native daemons and services.

Exploring SE for Android

Author: William Confer
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1784393894
Format: PDF
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This book is intended for developers and engineers with some familiarity of operating system concepts as implemented by Linux. A basic background in C code would be helpful. Their positions range from hobbyists wanting to secure their Android powered creations to OEM engineers building handsets to engineers of emerging areas where Android is seeing growth.

Hacking Android

Author: Srinivasa Rao Kotipalli
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1785888005
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Explore every nook and cranny of the Android OS to modify your device and guard it against security threats About This Book Understand and counteract against offensive security threats to your applications Maximize your device's power and potential to suit your needs and curiosity See exactly how your smartphone's OS is put together (and where the seams are) Who This Book Is For This book is for anyone who wants to learn about Android security. Software developers, QA professionals, and beginner- to intermediate-level security professionals will find this book helpful. Basic knowledge of Android programming would be a plus. What You Will Learn Acquaint yourself with the fundamental building blocks of Android Apps in the right way Pentest Android apps and perform various attacks in the real world using real case studies Take a look at how your personal data can be stolen by malicious attackers Understand the offensive maneuvers that hackers use Discover how to defend against threats Get to know the basic concepts of Android rooting See how developers make mistakes that allow attackers to steal data from phones Grasp ways to secure your Android apps and devices Find out how remote attacks are possible on Android devices In Detail 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. Style and approach This comprehensive guide takes a step-by-step approach and is explained in a conversational and easy-to-follow style. Each topic is explained sequentially in the process of performing a successful penetration test. We also include detailed explanations as well as screenshots of the basic and advanced concepts.

Android Security

Author: Anmol Misra
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 143989647X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.