Adventures in Reverse Engineering a PhoneGap Mobile Application

After having studied and used the latest mobile application development framework, PhoneGap and found it architecturally lacking I decided to put on my ‘reverse engineering hat’ and see what I could find in terms of the security and quality of an application build using this framework.

The goal of this activity was simply to assess whether I could find any concerns on how PhoneGap was deployed in a working application by trying to pull apart a deployed application.

I was rather surprised at the findings which are discussed next in this blog.

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