Protecting Android apps against reverse engineering

Wenjun Hu, Xiaobo Ma, Xiapu Luo

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As the most popular mobile operating system, Android has received considerable attention from the security community. One major security concern is that Android apps are easily reversed and in turn modified and repackaged due to their inherent development and construction schemes, result ing in negative effects on the developers' reputation as well as the Android ecosystem. Hence, there is an acute demand for Android developers to take methods to protect the apps from reverse engi neering. In this chapter, we will outline state-of-the-art weapons regarding antireverse engineering. Armed with these weapons, Android developers will make their apps much more secure and gain a significant tactical advantage in the reverse/antireverse engineering arms race

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProtecting Mobile Networks and Devices
Subtitle of host publicationChallenges and Solutions
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781498735926
ISBN (Print)9781498735834
Publication statusPublished - 25 Nov 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • General Engineering


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