Honeynet Project: Android Reverse Engineering (A.R.E.) Virtual Machine released

Published: 2011-11-01
Last Updated: 2011-11-01 04:41:09 UTC
by Russ McRee (Version: 1)
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Christian (@cseifert) of the Honeynet Project advised us that they've released A.R.E, the Android Reverse Engineering Virtual Machine.

This VirtualBox-ready VM includes the latest Android malware analysis tools as follows:

  • Androguard
  • Android sdk/ndk
  • APKInspector
  • Apktool
  • Axmlprinter
  • Ded
  • Dex2jar
  • DroidBox
  • Jad
  • Smali/Baksmali

A.R.E. is freely available from http://redmine.honeynet.org/projects/are/wiki

Given the probable exponential growth in mobile malware, A.R.E. presents an opportunity to test, learn, and analyze.

Russ McRee


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Christian is aware of the issues some were having earlier with download speeds. He says torrents will be up soon (and I personally am seeing a 10x increase in download speed from what I was seeing this morning). Also, the wiki page has been updated with SHA256 and SHA512 hashes for the .tar.gz file.
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