Chapter 1. Setting Up the Lab

In this chapter, we will set up a lab with all the tools that are required for the rest of the book. This first chapter is an essential part of the book for those who are new to Android security. It will help us to have an arsenal of tools required for Android security in one place. These are some of the major topics that we will discuss in this chapter:

  • Setting up the Android environment
  • Installing the tools required for app assessments
  • Installing the tools required for assessing the security of the mobile backend
  • Installing vulnerable apps
  • An introduction to Android Debug Bridge (adb)

Installing the required tools

This section explains the tools required for the rest of the chapters. We will start with setting up Android ...

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