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Android Security by Abhishek Dubey, Anmol Misra

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Chapter 10

Browser Security and Future Threat Landscape

In this chapter, we review HTML and browser security on mobile devices. We cover different types of attacks possible, as well as browser vulnerabilities. We then discuss possible advanced attacks using mobile devices.

10.1 Mobile HTML Security

The increasing adoption of mobile devices and their use as a means to access information on the Web has led to the evolution of websites. Initially, mobile browsers had to access information through traditional (desktop-focused) web-sites. Today most of these websites also support Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) technology or have an equivalent mobile HTML (trimmed-down sites for mobile devices).

WAP specification defines a protocol suite that ...

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