Android Security: Inter-app and Network Communication Security

This course will give you a better understanding of how you can ensure that your app’s interaction with other apps is secure and how to configure your app so that the network requests being made from it are not prone to attacks by malicious entities.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
May 15, 2019
Duration
42m
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Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
May 15, 2019
Duration
42m
Description

All Android apps need to interact with other apps on the device and make network requests to the backend servers. Having a good understanding of the security mechanisms provided by the Android platform to safeguard user data against attacks is a very important part of creating robust apps that users love and trust. In this course, Inter-app and Network communication security, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the tools provided by the Android platform so that you can guard user data in your app from other malicious apps and transmit it securely over network. First, you will learn about the various types of mechanisms used by apps to interact with one another and the precautions to take while using them to ensure that only trusted apps gain access to your app’s data and functionality. Next, you will discover how to make network requests such that intermediate or malicious entities are unable to access or modify the data while it's in transit. Finally, you will explore some advanced techniques to protect your app’s network requests against more sophisticated network attacks. When you are done with this course, you will have a very well rounded understanding of Android’s security model and you will have a great tool box to come back to whenever dealing with security considerations for an app.

About the author
About the author

Nitin is an Android/iOS developer with 6+ years of experience developing products ranging from e-commerce apps to VR. He is currently changing the future of digital payments in India at Razorpay.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Nitin, and welcome to my course on Android Security called Inter-App and Network Communication Security. I am a freelance Android and iOS developer with multiple apps featured on both the app stores. Having a good understanding of the security mechanisms provided by the Android platform to safeguard user data against attacks is very important, as it allows you to create robust apps that your users trust and love. In this course, we are going to learn how to protect your app's data from other malicious apps on the device and how to safely transmit data over the internet. Some of the major topics that we will cover include securing incoming and outgoing intents, setting up network security configuration, using HTTPS correctly to ensure data being transmitted is always encrypted and tamperproof, and advanced network security techniques like customizing certificate authorities trusted by your app and certificate pinning. By the end of this course, you will have a very well-rounded understanding of Android security model, and you will have a great toolbox to come back to whenever dealing with security considerations for an app. I hope you will join me on this journey to learn about Android security with the Inter-App and Network Communication Security course, at Pluralsight.