Android DDI

Dynamic Dalvik Instrumentation of Android Applications and the Android Framework

Collin Mulliner

As application security becomes more important on Android we need better tools to analyze and understand them. Android applications are written in Java and a run in the Dalvik VM. Until now most analysis is done via disassembling and monitored execution in an emulator. This talk presents a new technique to instrument Android applications executed in the DVM. The talk will introduce the new technique in great detail including many small examples and a whole attack based on it. We will go step by step to show you what can be achieved using this technique.