Chapter 10. Attacks on Android Devices

Users connecting their smartphones to free Wi-Fi access points at coffee shops and airports are pretty common these days. Rooting Android devices to get more features on the devices is commonly seen. Google often releases updates for Android and its components whenever there is a security vulnerability discovered. This chapter gives a glimpse of some of the most common techniques that users should be aware of. We will begin with some simple attacks such as man-in-the-middle (MitM) and then jump into other types. The following are some of the topics covered in this chapter:

  • MitM attacks
  • Dangers with apps that provide network-level access
  • Exploiting devices using publicly available exploits
  • Physical attacks such ...

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