How easy is it to write malicious Android apps? Given an Android apk what can we find out about it, and what information points in the direction of malicious activity? How much damage can a malicious app really do to the device and the user’s data? In this 1 day class we will study Android malware from both sides, as writers and those charged with managing BYOD in the enterprise to combat Android malware. We will begin by using Google searching for example code to build a simple piece of Android malware. We will then look at more advanced techniques, looking at pieces of malware seen in the wild as well as proof of concept research by the instructor. We will see how easy it is to write a malicious app even if we have no previous programming experience.
Where: Online! The class will be held using GoToMeeting. There is a free client download for Windows and Mac. Like most useful things it isn’t supported on Linux unfortunately. You will able to see me, hear me, and see my screen as I demonstrate the hands-on material.