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” »

The IDA Pro Book: The Unofficial Guide to the World’s Most Popular Disassembler

 

 

No source code No problem. With IDA Pro, the interactive disassembler, you live in a source code-optional world. IDA can automatically analyze the millions of opcodes that make up an executable and present you with a disassembly. But at that point, your work is just beginning. With The IDA Pro Book, you’ll learn how to turn that mountain of mnemonics into something you can actually use.

Hailed by the creator of IDA Pro as “profound, comprehensive, and accurate,” the second edition of The IDA Pro Book covers everything from the very first steps to advanced automation techniques. You’ll find complete coverage of IDA’s new Qt-based user interface, as well as increased coverage of the IDA debugger, the Bochs debugger, and IDA scripting (especially using IDAPython). But because humans are still smarter than computers, you’ll even learn how to use IDA’s latest interactive and scriptable interfaces to your advantage.

Save time and effort as you learn to:

  • Navigate, comment, and modify disassembly
  • Identify known library routines, so you can focus your analysis on other areas of the code
  • Use code graphing to quickly make sense of cross references and function calls
  • Extend IDA to support new processors and filetypes using the SDK
  • Explore popular plug-ins that make writing IDA scripts easier, allow collaborative reverse engineering, and much more
  • Use IDA’s built-in debugger to tackle hostile and obfuscated code

Whether you’re analyzing malware, conducting vulnerability research, or reverse engineering software, a mastery of IDA is crucial to your success. Take your skills to the next level with this 2nd edition of The IDA Pro Book.

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XSS Attacks: Cross Site Scripting Exploits and Defense

 

Cross Site Scripting Attacks starts by defining the terms and laying out the ground work. It assumes that the reader is familiar with basic web programming (HTML) and JavaScript. First it discusses the concepts, methodology, and technology that makes XSS a valid concern. It then moves into the various types of XSS attacks, how they are implemented, used, and abused. A Continue reading “XSS Attacks: Cross Site Scripting Exploits and Defense” »