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CuckooDroid – Automated Android Malware Analysis

CuckooDroid is an extension of Cuckoo Sandbox the Open Source software for automating analysis of suspicious files, for Android malware analysis. CuckooDroid brings to Cuckoo the capabilities of execution and analysis of android applications. CuckooDroid provides both static and dynamic APK inspection as well as evading certain VM-detection techniques, encryption key extraction, SSL inspection, API […]

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Android Malware Giving Phones a Hummer

So Android Malware has always been quite a problem, especially with it being so easy to install random .apk files and the proliferation of 3rd party app stores. Also so many people with rooted phones and the fact that software installed can root your phone and take complete control. The current worry is the Hummer […]

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LiME – Linux Memory Extractor

LiMe is a Loadable Kernel Module (LKM) Linux memory extractor which allows for volatile memory acquisition from Linux and Linux-based devices, such as Android. This makes LiME unique as it is the first tool that allows for full memory captures on Android devices. It also minimizes its interaction between user and kernel space processes during […]

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Santoku Linux – Mobile Forensics, Malware Analysis, and App Security Testing LiveCD

The word santoku loosely translates as ‘three virtues’ or ‘three uses’. Santoku Linux has been crafted with a plethora of open source tools to support you in three endeavours, mobile forensics, malware analysis and security testing. Boot into Santoku and get to work, with the latest security tools and utilities focused on mobile platforms such […]

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Appie – Portable Android Security Testing Suite

Appie is a collection of software packages in a portable Windows format to help with Android security testing, specifically penetration testing Android applications. Appie since its latest release can also help with security assessments, forensics and malware analysis. It is completely portable and can be carried on USB stick or your smartphone. Appie was designed […]

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Google Leaves Android Users Vulnerable To WebView Exploit

So it seems the Google corporate motto/slogan “Don’t be evil” is falling down again, Google is adopting a very Microsoft-esque approach and orphaning users of older version of Android (basically anything before the current production version 4.4 AKA Kit Kat). Which is the majority of Android users right now, especially those using lower end devices […]

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drozer – The Leading Security Testing Framework For Android

drozer (formerly Mercury) is the leading security testing framework for Android. drozer allows you to search for security vulnerabilities in apps and devices by assuming the role of an app and interacting with the Dalvik VM, other apps’ IPC endpoints and the underlying OS. drozer provides tools to help you use, share and understand public […]

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Spotify Hacked – Rolls Out New Android App

So it looks like Spotify was hacked, or at least suffered some kind of breach – they claim user data for only one user was accessed and no payment details or password information was leaked. So it doesn’t seem to serious, but Spotify are reacting responsibly (which is good to see), disclosing the breach and […]

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Sophos Offers Free Android Antivirus App

Sophos seems to be a lot more aggressive recently when it comes to the consumer market, they used to be a hardcore enterprise only solution when they first started out. I guess they’ve realized where the money is. Back in 2010 they one of the first to come out with a free Antivirus solution for […]

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Android Malware App Covertly Makes Purchases On China Mobile Market

There seems to be a trend towards malware on the Android platform that extorts money from the user somehow, either through premium SMS or services – or the latest trojan – which covertly purchases apps from the mobile market. We first wrote about Android Antivirus software from Symantec back in 2010 and it seems like […]

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