Thursday, December 20, 2012

Android Application Vulnerability / Security Assessment Tools & Framework

Android Security Evaluation Framework (ASEF) :
                                               performs this analysis while alerting you about other possible issues. It will make you aware of unusual activities of your apps, will expose vulnerable components and help narrow down suspicious apps for further manual research. The framework will take a set of apps (either pre-installed on a device or as individual APK files) and migrate them to the test suite where it will run it through test cycles on a pre-configured Android Virtual Device (AVD).

                            ASEF is a Open Source Project to perform security analysis of Android Apps by various security measures                         

                            ASEF is an Open Source tool for scanning Android Devices for security evaluation. Users will gain access to security aspects of android apps by using this tool with its default settings. An advanced user can fine-tune this, expand upon this idea by easily integrating more test scenarios, or even find patterns out of the data it already collects. ASEF will provide automated application testing and facilitate a plug and play kind of environment to keep up with the dynamic field of Android Security.

YouTude Videos :

Demo : Running ASEF to test all installed android apps from an android device on an Android Virtual Device



Short Demo : Running ASEF to test all installed android apps from an android device on an another physical android device

 

Download Link : Android Security Evaluation Framework


Tools :

Mercury v1.1 Tool - 

                              bug hunters to find vulnerabilities & write proof-of-concept exploits in Android Application. Simple called as Android Apps Vulnerability Scanner. 

 

                            Mercury is a framework for exploring the Android platform; to find vulnerabilities and share proof-of-concept exploits.

                         Mercury allows you to assume the role of a low-privileged Android app, and to interact with both other apps and the system.
  • Use dynamic analysis on Android applications and devices for quicker security assessments
  • Share publicly known methods of exploitation on Android and proof-of-concept exploits for applications and devices
  • Write custom tests and exploits, using the easy extensions interface
Mercury allows you to:
  1. Interact with the 4 IPC endpoints - activities, broadcast receivers, content providers and services
  2. Use a proper shell that allows you to play with the underlying Linux OS from the point of view of an unprivileged application (you will be amazed at how much you can still see)
  3. Find information on installed packages with optional search filters to allow for better control
  4. Built-in commands that can check application attack vectors on installed applications
  5. Transfer files between the Android device and your computer
  6. Create new modules to exploit your latest finding on Android, and playing with those that others have found
                For those of you interested in vulnerabilities in vendor products, the new version is the start of a collection of these in a framework. The first privilege escalation was included, allowing the escalation to root from Mercury’s unprivileged context. A module was created to check for vulnerabilities in content providers discovered on Samsung devices.

Sample results of running this module on a vulnerable version of the Samsung Galaxy SII is shown below:


Running this on the Samsung Galaxy SIII yields the following:

                               

Security consultants Sample Testing :

                  The first set of vulnerabilities found by the MWR team was done manually by reviewing the AndroidManifest.xml of each package on the phone. With Mercury, a combination of the attacksurface command and the the info command in each section will get you the same results in a tenth of the time. If you are interested in looking for common problems on devices, the scanner modules will be of interest to you. As an example, this is scanner.provider.sqlinjection finding SQL injection flaws in default content providers on an Android 4.0.3 Emulator.



                        Don’t get too excited, these SQL injection vulnerabilities don’t lead to any serious information disclosure, but you get the idea right? Don’t just look at content provider problems because these tools are available. Content providers are the tip of the iceberg! Ask us questions or bounce ideas. Create new modules with Mercury. Go forth and innovate!

   Download Link : Mercury v1.1

 

 





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Open source Tools for Live Meeting(Web Conferencing)

posts. Guys the most of you find these posts a valuable resource for the e-Learning community. As a result, the following post is Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning.




The following list contains free and open source Web Conferencing tools that are n't in particular order.



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BigBluebutton* is built for Higher Education. It enables universities and colleges to deliver a high-quality learning experience to remote students. BigBlueButton is an active open source project that focuses on usability, modularity, and clean design -- both for the user and the developer. The project is hosted at Google Code. BigBlueButton is built by combining over fourteen open source components.



*note: Epignosis has created a module that provides integration of BigBlueButton conferencing in eFront Open Source Learning Management System. BigBlueButton is a free web-conferencing tool with text chat, audio and video capabilites, a virtual whiteboard and many more presentation and conferencing features.




OpenMeetings is a free browser-based software that allows you to set up instantly a conference in the Web. You can use your microphone or webcam, share documents on a white board, share your screen or record meetings. It is available as hosted service or you download and install a package on your server with no limitations in usage or users.



OpenMeetings Key Features Mini Demo





Mikogo is a free desktop sharing tool full of features to assist you in conducting the perfect online meeting or web conference. Take advantage of the opportunity to share any screen content or application over the Internet in true color quality with up to 10 participants simultaneously, while still sitting at your desk.












Yugma free web conferencing allows anyone, anywhere to instantly share their desktop and ideas online with others. To start hosting your own meetings you have to sign up for FREE. Your Yugma Free web conferencing account allows you to invite up to 20 attendees







Using WebHuddle, you have options and flexibility. Meetings can be conducted either in conjunction with an enterprise’s existing teleconferencing service, or utilizing WebHuddle’s optional voice over IP. WebHuddle also offers recording capabilities -- presentations can easily be recorded for playback over any web browser for those who missed the live meeting.










With Vyew you can give a presentation to a hundred people online or post a document you've been working on for review by your colleagues at the convenience. Vyew is extremely flexible alloying you to bring online collaboration and conferencing into your workflow on your terms.









Dimdim delivers synchronized live presentations, whiteboards and web pages while sharing your voice and video over the Internet - with no download. With the Free edition you can get 10 person meetings, 1 way video, standard support, Dimdim branded rooms, and public meetings.



*note: Epignosis has created a module that provides integration of Dimdim conferencing in eFront  Open Source Learning Management System.




Adobe® ConnectNow is a great way to share ideas, discuss details, and complete work with others all online. Reduce travel costs, save time, and increase productivity with a web conferencing solution that's easy to access and simple to use. ConnectNow operates inside a web browser. There's no installation required, so getting started is easy and Free