Armor for your Android apps

This defensive security talk from Shmoocon 2013 is primarily targeted towards Android developers. The speaker shares “war stories” of Android vulnerabilities and exploits to show the audience how “not to code”.

He then talks about best practices and guidelines that Android developers should follow and defensive techniques that should be integrated into Secure SDLC at various stages of development.

Real-life examples show how these techniques actually help prevent exploitation. Finally, the author releases a sample “HackMe” Android app that will contain vulnerabilities that developers and testers alike will have fun taking apart while learning more about Android security.

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Author: Roman Faynberg joined Intrepidus Group as a Principal Consultant in March 2012. Before coming on board, he was a Manager in Ernst Young’s Advanced Security Center, their network security assessment service. Roman has performed hundreds of penetration tests; served as both the technical lead and project manager for a wide variety of application security, mobile, and network vulnerability assessments for many Fortune 100 companies; and served as a technical trainer, teaching secure coding classes to software developers.