This is the very beginning of my musings about Android security. You can also find me blogging on Placona.co.uk or on Twilio’s Blog. The idea with this blog is to keep it as an up-to-date resource for all things security when it comes to Android.
Reverse engineering and tampering can be easily accomplished in Android. There are measures you can take to stop hackers from tampering with your Android applications, but ultimately a determined hacker will always have the last say.
Tampering detection is a preventive measure used in mobile applications to help ensuring that a third party hasn’t recompiled and published your application under their account or store without your consent.
Certificate pinning is a security mechanism which allows HTTPS websites and applications using HTTPS services to resist impersonation by attackers using mis-issued or otherwise fraudulent certificates.