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Android App Testing on Chromebooks

Update: As of March 2021, I’d recommend using Android Virtual Devices over Chromebooks.  Chromebooks still work (in many cases) but the AVDs are much easier to build and use. Jason wrote a great blog on how to set them up and can be found here: https://secureideas.com/blog/2020/09/how-to-configure-android-virtual-for-mobile-pentest.html.  If you are still interested in using a Chromebook, …

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MobiSec 2.0 Awesomeness Unleashed!

MobiSec has undergone a major reconstruction and version 2.0 (actually 2.0.1) is now available for download on SourceForge.  The popular mobile testing VM platform has been rebuilt on the latest Ubuntu 64-bit LTS.  The tools have been modernized through updates and by replacing deprecated tools with better-supported equivalents.  The environment has also been trimmed down …

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SQLite: the good, the bad, the embedded database

SQLite is an embedded, open-source, lightweight SQL database engine. The C based library is transactional, self-contained, and highly compact. It’s also fairly easy to implement. It doesn’t require any sort of installation or configuration, and all data is stored locally. This is very differently from a standard Oracle or MySQL database, so don’t make the …

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Is My Application Illegal?

Mobile devices and applications are everywhere.  And we have seen tons of information, guides and what not on how to build successful businesses around the next big mobile application. There is even an article spreading around right now about how somebody learned how to program in 3 days and has released an amazing application. But …

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Professionally Evil Courses: Advanced Mobile PenTesting with MobiSec

Secure Ideas is excited to announce that Kevin Johnson and James Jardine will be teaching Advance Mobile PenTesting with MobiSec at Blackhat 2014.  This course will be offered twice, in two day sessions. In this hands-on, lab driven course students will be taught a methodology and series of techniques used to perform penetration testing of …

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Professionally Evil Courses: Mobile PenTesting with MobiSec

Secure Ideas is excited to announce that Jason Gillam will be teaching Mobile PenTesting with MobiSec at Charlotte ISSA 10th Annual Infosec Summit.  Kevin Johnson, one of the course authors, may be available on the second day. In this hands-on, lab driven course students will be taught a methodology and series of techniques used to perform penetration …

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