Android Security Internals

Android Security Internals

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qI honestly didna€™t believe Ia€™d learn much from the book because Ia€™ve been working on Android security for many years. This belief could not have been more wrong. Android Security Internals has earned a permanent spot on my office bookshelf.q a€”Jon a€œjcasea€ Sawyer, from the Foreword There are more than one billion Android devices in use today, each one a potential target. Unfortunately, many fundamental Android security features have been little more than a black box to all but the most elite security professionalsa€”until now. In Android Security Internals, top Android security expert Nikolay Elenkov takes us under the hood of the Android security sysAstem. Elenkov describes Android security archiAstecture from the bottom up, delving into the impleAsmentation of major security-related components and subsystems, like Binder IPC, permissions, cryptographic providers, and device administration. Youa€™ll learn: * How Android permissions are declared, used, and enforced * How Android manages application packages and employs code signing to verify their authenticity * How Android implements the Java CrypAsAsAstogAsraphy Architecture (JCA) and Java Secure Socket Extension (JSSE) frameworks * About Androida€™s credential storage system and APIs, which let applications store cryptographic keys securely * About the online account management framework and how Google accounts integrate with Android * About the implementation of verified boot, disk encryption, lockscreen, and other device security features * How Androida€™s bootloader and recovery OS are used to perform full system updates, and how to obtain root access With its unprecedented level of depth and detail, Android Security Internals is a must-have for any security-minded Android developer.Note that while using a random hash makes it impossible to use a single precalculated table for brute-forcing the PIN or ... A SIM card can require users to enter a preconfigured PIN code in order to unlock the card and get access to any anbsp;...

Title:Android Security Internals
Author: Nikolay Elenkov
Publisher:No Starch Press - 2014-10-14

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