© Sheran Gunasekera 2020
S. GunasekeraAndroid Apps Securityhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-1682-8_7

7. Hacking Your App #2

Sheran Gunasekera1 
Singapore, Singapore

We’re going to take apart some apps in this chapter. This time, we will examine what an app looks like while it is running. Stepping through machine code is not my intention in this chapter. Instead, we are going to look at how we can reveal the inner workings of an app by tracing back from its functionality and user interface. A key skill that will unlock this all for us is called dynamic analysis.

Dynamic Analysis

One can argue that dynamic analysis is the same as debugging. It isn’t. Debugging usually takes place in a friendly environment. By this, I mean the app is debugged by ...

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