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Gray Hat Hacking The Ethical Hacker's Handbook, Fourth Edition, 4th Edition by Stephen Sims, Ryan Linn, Branko Spasojevic, Jonathan Ness, Chris Eagle, Allen Harper, Shon Harris, Daniel Regalado

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CHAPTER 20

 

Dissecting Android Malware

Android is one of today’s most prevalent smartphone platforms. Smartphone devices replace the traditional “mobile phones” as a pocket-sized personal computer and multimedia device, all in one. These personal devices provide a window into the owner’s life. A calendar containing the user’s daily schedule, a phonebook with a list of contacts, social media accounts, and banking applications are only a small subset of all the information that can be found on a typical smartphone. Malware authors have already tapped into this rich platform and are exploiting it in various ways. Understanding the Android architecture and application analysis techniques empowers users to determine whether applications accessing ...

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