hacking, mobile

Slides from – Is Your App Safe? Reverse Engineering An Android App Training + Walkthrough from Blacks in Cybersecurity Winter Conference

During the weekend I participated as a speaker at the Blacks in Cybersecurity Winter Conference. This conference was online, and was a GREAT experience. I learned a lot of information and was able to meet with a lot of people and recruiters.

Anyway, my training today (Saturday February 6, 2021) was on reversing an Android application. In my training I talked about how apps are not safe by showing case studies (as recent as last week!) along with describing the components of an Android app. Next, I talked about how to reverse an Android app and how to do dynamic analysis using Frida. I finished the course by having a lab where I put all of the pieces together with the UnCrackable-Level1.apk.

Note – The virtual machine we’re using for this training is one that I created. The VM is titled, IntroToAndroidSecurity version 1.1.2. This VM has the common tools for Android Hacking in one place. I also included insecure Android apps in the virtual machine as well for participants to continue their learning/growth in mobile security. For the training I also used an Android emulator (Androidx86). I did this as I wanted all the participants to be on the same playing field. If we were doing mobile security as a job, we would want to have a real physical device.

Without further ado – here are my slides from the training.

Also, if you want to download the virtual machines (IntroToAndroidSecurity and Androidx86) from my training go to my Source Forge link here.

Note – Click on the External Links tab to get the VMs.

I am also including the documents I created for this training as well –

To set up the mobile lab, you will need the first two documents. I included the third document just in case the second document (importing Androidx86) does not work.

Document 4 is the walkthrough of the lab that I completed during the training.

capture the flag, hacking, web application security

New Info Sec Website Alert! – White Hat Academy

Hello All,

It’s been a LONG time since I have blogged. What can I say? Life happens.

Anyway, I have enrolled into a program called White Hat Academy.

This website is great for n00bs as there are lessons to learn about different topics such as bash scripting, stenography, forensics, and mobile.

After completing the lessons there is a Capture the Flag (CTF) challenge that will incorporate what you have learned.

Check it out (https://whitehat.academy/) and enroll today!