Frida as an Alternative to Network Tracing

With network tracing getting harder, Frida is becoming a better way to break into black boxes.

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Recently, a client asked if I could document the network behavior of a suite of mobile applications running on both Android and iOS. I thought at first that this would be straightforward.

The bad news? It was anything but. The good news? I discovered Frida, which let me…