Alex Archondakis

About Alex Archondakis

Alex Archondakis is a self-taught ethical hacker, with a background in programming and a particular interest in human psychology and social engineering. Alex specialises in web application and API technologies and has spoken at conferences, helped lead workshops and writes for the British Computer Society - Internet Specialist Group

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Reverse Engineering Android Applications to Discover Hard Coded Credentials (APK’s)


Mobile phone applications have quickly become a part of our daily lives. To date, there are over 2.6 million applications on the Google Play store alone. In this article we will be looking at reverse engineering Android applications to find hard coded credentials. These credentials, in a real life scenario, would likely be hard coded API keys.