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Android Apps Security


Android Apps Security provides guiding principles for how to best design and develop Android apps with security in mind. It explores concepts that can be used to secure apps and how developers can use and incorporate these security features into their apps.

This book will provide developers with the information they need to design useful, high-performing, and secure apps that expose end-users to as little risk as possible.

  • Overview of Android OS versions, features, architecture and security.
  • Detailed examination of areas where attacks on applications can take place and what controls should be implemented to protect private user data
  • In-depth guide to data encryption, authentication techniques, enterprise security and applied real-world examples of these concepts

What you’ll learn

  • How to identify data that should be secured
  • How to use the Android APIs to ensure confidentiality and integrity of data
  • How to build secure apps for the enterprise
  • About Public Key Infrastructure, encryption APIs and how to implement them in apps
  • About owners, access control lists and permissions to allow user control over App properties
  • About client-server apps and how to manage authentication, transport layer encryption and server-side security

Who this book is for
This book is for intermediate and experienced Android app developers that are already familiar with writing apps from scratch. It discusses mechanisms on how apps can be secured so that private, end-user data is kept secure on the device and while in transit. If you’re just embarking on the path to Android development, then this book may prove to be a useful companion to other developer guides.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Android Architecture & Security Controls
Chapter 2. The Foundation of an App
Chapter 3. Who Has Access?
Chapter 4. Designing and Developing 3 Sample Apps
Chapter 5. Using PKI & Encryption
Chapter 6. Interfacing with Web Services
Chapter 7. Writing for the Enterprise
Chapter 8. Designing and Developing 3 More Sample Apps
Chapter 9. Publishing and Selling Your Apps
Chapter 10. Malware, Spyware and Your End-User
Chapter 11. API Reference

Book Details

  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Apress (September 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1430240628
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430240624
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5 Responses

  1. caleb666 says:

    Thanks. Btw, none of the Amazon links (under “Paper Book”) work.

  2. Wow! says:

    caleb666,
    It work now. Thank you for comment 😉

  3. aldo says:

    The “sponsor” download link does not work. I have just signed up to download provider but I can not get the files… I am given choice of a download location and then, I am redirected to the home page whatever server I choose.

    This behaviour happens for all ebooks.

    What am I missing ?
    Aldo

  4. aldo says:

    aldo,

    The “sponsor” download link does not work.

    Interesting enough, downloadprovider answers that the files are not available but that

    I can browse through the catalogue, choose between the categories
    presented there and use all those services, which they have put together
    for me to save my time and energy.

    Funny. I would like to understand how replacing a direct link with a search engine (using standard google search) would save time and energy. Moreover when the file is not available.

  5. Wow! says:

    Originally Posted by aldo »

    The “sponsor” download link does not work. I have just signed up to download provider but I can not get the files… I am given choice of a download location and then, I am redirected to the home page whatever server I choose.

    This behaviour happens for all ebooks.

    What am I missing ?
    Aldo

    It just ads link from Sponsors.
    We not support search direct link.

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