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Introduction to secure coding in Android

Start your learning by understanding why secure coding is essential in mobile app development.

    Syllabus

  • Activity: Creating a simple app – Sales tax calculator (cont’d) Video — 00:05:46
    • We continue building our sales tax calculator app.

  • Beginner bonus Video — 00:11:02
    • In this lesson, we provide a quick overview of what the beginning developer needs to know to create apps in Android Studio.

  • Activity: Creating a simple app – Hello Video — 00:14:59
    • In this activity, we create a simple app that demonstrates basic interaction with the end user.

  • Android Security Overview Video — 00:14:42
    • In this lesson, we get an overview of built-in Android security mechanisms.

  • Activity: OWASP Top 10 Mobile Vulnerabilities Part 2 Video — 00:12:06
    • We continue examining the top 10 mobile vulnerabilities.

  • Activity: Creating a simple app – Two activities calculator Video — 00:11:46
    • In this activity, we combine what we have learned from the sales tax calculator and two activities apps.

  • The need for secure coding Video — 00:09:46
    • Welcome to Secure Coding for Android! In this lesson, we discuss why it is necessary to include security in your code.

  • Activity: Creating a simple app – Two activities Video — 00:12:24
    • In this activity, we see how to use an intent to move between two application activities.

  • Activity: Creating a simple app – Sales tax calculator Video — 00:12:47
    • In this activity, we calculate the sales tax on a purchase.

  • Activity: Researching Android vulnerabilities Video — 00:10:24
    • In this activity, we research Android-specific vulnerabilities.

  • Activity: Creating a simple app – Greeting Video — 00:10:00
    • In this activity, we concatenate ‘Hello’ with whatever the user enters.

  • Kotlin Secure App Development Overview Video — 00:11:02
    • In this lesson, we get an overview of Kotlin-specific security mechanisms that the developer can use when creating an app.

  • Activity: OWASP Top 10 Mobile Vulnerabilities Part 3 Video — 00:12:53
    • We conclude our examination of the top 10 mobile vulnerabilities.

  • Activity: Creating a simple app – Two activities calculator (cont’d) Video — 00:10:02
    • We continue to build a calculator with two activities.

  • Activity: OWASP Top 10 Mobile Vulnerabilities Video — 00:10:42
    • In this activity, we visit the OWASP Foundation’s website to examine the top 10 mobile app/device security vulnerabilities.

  • Activity: Creating a simple app – Two activities (cont’d) Video — 00:06:23
    • We continue building our two activities app.

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Course description

Before you begin to write code, you need to understand why security is so essential in today’s modern mobile app. In this course, you will learn about the most common security mistakes developers make when creating apps. You will learn which mobile app vulnerabilities are considered the most dangerous and what can be done to defend against those dangers. You will explore Android security architecture and be introduced to Kotlin, a new open-source programming language developed by JetBrains (with some help from Google). We will wind up this course by examining a deliberately vulnerable Kotlin Android app that we will use in our activities throughout this path.

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