Learn Reverse Engineering By Taking Apart Android Games

Learn Reverse Engineering By Taking Apart Android Games

Learn Reverse Engineering By Taking Apart Android Games

The building blocks for starting a career in offensive security by taking apart, patching, and altering Android games

Language: english

Note: 5.0/5 (23 notes) 1,591 students

Instructor(s): James Stevenson

Last update: 2022-05-03

What you’ll learn

  • Learn how Android applications are developed
  • Learn how to reverse engineer Android applications and games
  • Learn how to patch and dynamically instrument Android applications for security testing
  • Develop your skills with challenges that will assess your understanding through the course

 

Requirements

  • A foundation knowledge of computing – including how to download and install tools, how to use a command line interface, and experience with a programming language such as Python.
  • An understanding of what Android is and how Android games are used by end users.

 

Description

About The Course:

During this course you’ll develop the skills required to reverse engineer Android games and applications, statically and dynamically modify those applications, and develop simple proof of concept applications.

By the end of this course you’ll be able to create simple Android applications, reverse engineer your own and the applications of others, and modify these applications both statically and dynamically.

There are several quiz and assignment style challenges through the course designed to support your learning and provide practical learning opportunities.

This course will teach you all you need to know about Android reverse engineering, however, it is advised to come into this course with an already existing knowledge of programming and computational skills (such as using a CLI and computational thinking).


About The Author:

James Stevenson has been working in the programming and computer security industry for over 5 years, and for most of that has been working as an Android software engineer and vulnerability researcher. Prior to this, James graduated with a BSc in computer security in 2017. James has featured articles on both personal websites and industry platforms such as Infosecurity Magazine – covering topics from security principles to android programming and security to cyber terrorism. James is a full-time security researcher, part-time PhD student, and occasional conference speaker. Outside of Android internals, James’ research has also focused on offender profiling and cybercrime detection capabilities.

 

Who this course is for

  • People with a foundation knowledge in computing that want to develop their skills in offensive security, vulnerability research, and reverse engineering
  • People who are interested in how Android and Android games work

 

Course content

  • Introduction
    • Introduction
    • Tooling
    • Where You Stand Quiz
    • Study Guide
  • Building And Reverse Engineering Android Games
    • Introduction
    • Build a simple game in Java
    • Reverse engineering an APK
    • Build a simple game in Godot
    • Reverse engineering an APK
    • Reverse engineering other games
    • Build A Simple Game In Java or Godot
    • Reverse Engineer A Game
    • Extra: Android Malware Reverse Engineering Taster
  • Altering Games – Patching and Dynamic Instrumentation
    • Patching An APK
    • Dynamic Instrumentation
    • Modify A Game
  • Wrap Up
    • Wrap Up
    • Where You Stand Quiz

 

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