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Advanced Android™ Application Development, Fourth Edition by Shane Conder, Lauren Darcey, Joseph Annuzzi Jr.

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30. Protecting Applications from Software Piracy

Android application developers face numerous threats to success in the real world. Apps can be illegally copied and made available for download in alternative locations. A free application might be exploited, causing damage to a brand and leveraging valuable product resources like server bandwidth. All apps are vulnerable to hacking, resulting in rogue downloads with embedded malware, or using knowledge learned to hack a server or other underlying service. Unfortunately, this malicious behavior does happen. Protecting yourself is an ongoing battle; the opposition is constantly improving its methods, and you need to stay a step ahead. In this chapter, we talk about some of the ways you can protect ...

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