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Bulletproof Android: Practical Advice for Building Secure Apps (Developer's Library)by Godfrey Nolan
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Battle-Tested Best Practices for Securing Android Apps throughout the Development Lifecycle
Android’s immense popularity has made it today’s #1 target for attack: high-profile victims include eHarmony, Facebook, and Delta Airlines, just to name a few. Today, every Android app needs to resist aggressive attacks and protect data, and in Bulletproof Android™, Godfrey Nolan shows you how.
Unlike “black hat/gray hat” books, which focus on breaking code, this guide brings together complete best practices for hardening code throughout the entire development lifecycle. Using detailed examples from hundreds of apps he has personally audited, Nolan identifies common “anti-patterns” that expose apps to attack, and then demonstrates more secure solutions.
Nolan covers authentication, networking, databases, server attacks, libraries, hardware, and more. He illuminates each technique with code examples, offering expert advice on implementation and trade-offs. Each topic is supported with a complete sample app, which demonstrates real security problems and solutions.
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This guide is a perfect complement to Nolan’s Android™ Security Essentials LiveLessons (video training; ISBN-13: 978-0-13-382904-4) and reflects new risks that have been identified since the LiveLessons were released.
In Bulletproof Android, Godfrey Nolan brings together comprehensive, up-to-date best practices for writing apps that resist attack and won't leak information: yours, or your users. Unlike other Android security books focused on "breaking" code, Bulletproof Android focuses on strengthening code security throughout your entire development lifecycle. Nolan thoroughly addresses crucial issues including:
Each tactic and technique is presented with working code examples and practical advice — including expert insights into pros, cons, and tradeoffs. All source code is available for download, and each subsection is supported with a complete sample app that demonstrates security problems and how to solve them.
About the Author
Godfrey Nolan is the founder and president of the mobile and web development company RIIS LLC based in Troy, Michigan, and Belfast, Northern Ireland. This is his fourth book. He has had a healthy obsession with reverse engineering bytecode since he wrote "Decompile Once, Run Anywhere," which first appeared in Web Techniques magazine way back in September 1997. Godfrey is originally from Dublin, Ireland.
Table of Contents
About the Author
Chapter 1: Android Security Issues
Chapter 2: Protecting Your Code
Chapter 3: Authentication
Chapter 4: Network Communication
Chapter 5: Android Databases
Chapter 6: Web Server Attacks
Chapter 7: Third Party Library Integration
Chapter 8: Device Security
Chapter 9: The Future
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