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Course Name Mobile Security and Vulnerability Analysis
Course Code 21SN635
Program M. Tech. in Cyber Security Systems & Networks
Credits 3


History of smartphones, smartphone application, Android Hardware Architecture Layer, IPC Mechanism in Android, Android OS Internals – Android’s Init, Zygote, Binder Activity Manager, Package Manager, Google Security Services, SELinux, verified boot, Data Encryption, ARM Trustzone. Security of Mobile Networks: Security for Wi-Fi, Telecom, Personal Area Networks, Near Field Communications – Bluetooth, NFC. Android Application development, Development Tools, Application Runtime, Application Framework, Building an App, App Components, Android Debugger, Android Package (apk). App Components – Activity, Services, Broadcast Receivers, Content Providers, Intent, Intent Receivers, Android Manifest. Linux Networking Refresher– Ports, Sockets, Java Networking, Linux/Android IPTables, Android Virtual Devices – Emulator Networking, File Systems, Android Permissions, Login Credentials, Reverse engineering of APKs – apk structure and internals, Native Libraries, System Logs. Testing and Securing – Data Storage, Cryptography, Authentication, Network API, Platform API. iOS application and app store, decrypting iOS app, iOS app static analysis


  1. NikolayElenkov, “An In-Depth Guide to Android’s Security Architecture”,October 2014, 432 pp. ISBN: 978-1-59327-581-5
  2. KarimYaghmour, “Embedded Android”, O’Reilly Media, Inc., 2013, 412 pp; WSU Safari Books Online 9781449327958
  3. Joseph Annuzzi, Jr., Lauren Darcey, Shane Conder, “Introduction to AndroidApplication Development: Android Essentials”, Fourth Edition, Addison-WesleyProfessional, 2013
  4. Adapted Materials from Android and iOS development sites.

Course Outcomes

  • CO1: Understand internals of Android Operating System, security model of Android and iOS (PSO1,PSO2)
  • CO2: Understand how to make use of relevant tools to inspect and understand working of Android and iOS application (PSO1,PSO2)
  • CO3: Learn how to identify vulnerable codebase and insecure configuration of application components (PSO2,PSO3)
  • CO4: Learn how to reverse engineer and perform advanced static analysis (PSO1,PSO4)

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