Bluebox Offers Visibility into Android App Code

Thursday Mar 14th 2013 by Developer.com Staff
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The company's Dexter tool aims to make security analysis easier.

A startup called Bluebox has launched a new tool called "Dexter" that can make it easier to spot security threats hidden inside Android apps. Bluebox's Chief Scientist is well-regarded security expert Jeff Forristal, better known as "Rain Forest Puppy," who is credited with discovering SQL injection application attacks. "We had a strong desire to implement very robust back-end analysis methods that will not fail in the presence of an app that may be trying to defeat an automated analysis," Forristal explained.

He added, "Dexter is a foundational tool for an analyst skilled in Android applications to determine if there are problems. We are positioning Dexter as enhancing and augmenting the analyst effort more efficient, but it is not an anti-virus or security audit tool that specifically concludes that an app is malware."

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