Towards unpacking Android apps

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Towards unpacking Android apps

 

Author: Yin, Haoyang
Title: Towards unpacking Android apps
Degree: M.Sc.
Year: 2016
Subject: Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Application software -- Security measures.
Department: Dept. of Computing
Pages: viii, 47 pages : color illustrations
Language: English
InnoPac Record: http://library.polyu.edu.hk/record=b2857288
URI: http://theses.lib.polyu.edu.hk/handle/200/8385
Abstract: With the increasing number of distribution channels, Android apps are often faced with various risks, such as virus implantation, advertising replacement, payment channel tampering, fishing and information hijacking. For the developers, it is a great difficulty to deal with these threats. Currently, the most effective way to protect an app is packing. However, there are still some vulnerabilities with the current packing techniques, which would provide the attackers with opportunities to unpack the apps. This article describes some popular packing techniques and related products, while a feasible way to unpack has been presented from a different view. Moreover, in this article, some suggestions have been put forward for further improvement.

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