Android Security Internals: An In-Depth Guide to Android’s Security Architecture

 

“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. Continue reading “Android Security Internals: An In-Depth Guide to Android’s Security Architecture” »

Android Security: Attacks and Defenses

 

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. Continue reading “Android Security: Attacks and Defenses” »

Managed Code Rootkits: Hooking into Runtime Environments

 

Imagine being able to change the languages for the applicationsthat a computer is running and taking control over it. That is exactly what managed code rootkits can do when they are placed within a computer. This new type of rootkit is hiding in a place that had previously been safe from this type of attack-the application level. Continue reading “Managed Code Rootkits: Hooking into Runtime Environments” »