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Mobile Application Penetration Testing by Vijay Kumar Velu

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Configuring the emulator for HTTP proxy

We are assuming two test scenarios here: one is the Android-emulated device from Genymotion that has a Wi-Fi connection and other has LTE/3G/2G data services for the Internet. This will be exactly the same even in the real device.

Before we begin to configure the emulator for proxy, let's take a tour of the different types of proxy tools available, which we can use for our assessments, but these are not limited to the following:

  • Burp Proxy: The preferred proxy for a majority of penetration testers, it can be downloaded from https://portswigger.net/burp/download.html. There are two editions: one for commercial use and the other for free. Multiple options are available in the commercial edition, such as scanners, ...

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