As part of a side project I am currently undertaking, I shall be required to conduct security assessments on a set of applications built for Android.

Towards this end, I have created a list of the tools used during this assignment and posted them here.


  • A majority of the specialist tools are written in Java (and also open source). In practice these should be compatible with any platform.
  • Special mention to Androl4b, an Ubuntu VM with various tools for security testing in an Android environment. If I can spare the hardware resources then I shall conduct an assessment of this tool.