#android Articles


Ostorlab
New Features and Roadmap
Thu 20 September 2018

The last few months, Ostorlab team has been hard at work adding exciting new features. Some of these have already hit production, or will do so in the upcoming weeks and months.

Mobile
Critical attack surface of mobile applications
Wed 17 January 2018

the Attack Surface of mobile applications.

Mobile
Finding security bugs in Android applications the hard way
Fri 16 June 2017

Ostorlab is a community effort to build a mobile application vulnerability scanner to help developers build secure mobile applications. One of the new key components of the scanner detection capabilities is a new shiny static taint engine for Android Dalvik Bytecode that was heavily optimized for performance and low false positives.

Ostorlab
New Taint Engine ... more vulnerabilities found
Sun 23 April 2017

We have been for the last few months hard at work developing a new scan engine to identify new classes of vulnerabilities. The new scan engine is capable of identifying SQL injections, intent hijacking, insecure random seed, insecure cryptography etc.

Mobile
Testing Cordova Applications
Thu 24 November 2016

Hybrid frameworks like Cordova offers the advantage of building one app for multiple platform (support for Android, iOS, Windows Phone, FireOS, FirefoxOS ...) . The framework is easy and fast to develop with and offers generally a single API for all platforms.

Mobile
Android, SQL and ContentProviders or Why SQL injections aren't dead yet ?
Thu 03 November 2016

Before we get into SQL injections and what might go wrong, we'll start by covering some technical information on Content Providers...

Mobile
Android external libs!
Tue 01 November 2016

For an Android developer, it has become standard practice to use external libraries to easily extend the functionalities of the mobile application . Thanks to Gradle easy dependency integration, features like HTTP frameworks, database ORM, fancy scrolling, efficient image loading, caching, social network integration and many others can be added easily.

Mobile
Vulnerabilities tested by Google Play Store
Mon 05 September 2016

Google will start identifying security weaknesses in Apps pushed to the Play Store...

Mobile
New in Android M and N: Runtime Permissions
Fri 27 May 2016

In Android, the permission system was one of the major security concerns of the platform for many reasons...