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Tools of the Trade

  • Godfrey Nolan

Abstract

This chapter looks at some of the tools as well as some simple techniques that hackers use to reverse-engineer the underlying source code from an Android package file (APK). It also takes a brief look at the major open source and commercial obfuscators, because obfuscation is far and away the most popular tool for protecting source code. In addition, the chapter covers the theory behind these obfuscators so you’re better informed about what you’re buying.

Keywords

Java Code Variable Swapping Class File Obfuscation Technique Java Native Interface 
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© Godfrey Nolan 2012

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  • Godfrey Nolan

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