Android Architecture and Pen-testing of Android applications | digitalcuration | Scoop.it

Android, as we are all aware, is a Linux-based operating system which was initially developed by Android Inc. and was later purchased by Google. It was designed for touch screen devices like smartphones, tablets, cameras, set-top boxes, etc… and has reached the hands of millions of consumers.

 

Over a period of time, operating systems like Windows and Linux have matured against threats, thereby diverting the hackers towards newer targets like handheld devices. Millions of Android applications are downloaded from the Google Play store by users, thereby exposing end users’ email ids, banking details, sensitive details and messaging content due to insecure coding practices.

 

The users are either unaware or trust the apps to protect their sensitive data against theft.


Via Frederic GOUTH, Gust MEES