APKLeaks – Scanning APK File for URIs, Endpoints & Secrets



To install apkLeaks, simply:

$ git clone https://github.com/dwisiswant0/apkleaks
$ cd apkleaks/
$ pip install -r requirements.txt

Or download at release tab.


warning This package works in Python2 (not Python3).

Install global packages:


$ sudo apt-get install libssl-dev swig -y


$ brew install openssl swig


You need to install:



$ python apkleaks.py -f ~/path/to/file.apk


usage: apkleaks [-h] -f FILE [-o OUTPUT] [-p PATTERN]

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -f FILE, --file FILE  APK file to scanning
  -o OUTPUT, --output OUTPUT
                        Write to file results (NULL will be saved into random
  -p PATTERN, --pattern PATTERN
                        Path to custom patterns JSON

In general, if you don’t provide -o argument, then it will generate results file automatically.

Custom patterns can be added with the following flag --pattern /path/to/rules.json to provide sensitive search rules in the JSON file format. For example,

// rules.json
  "Amazon AWS Access Key ID": "AKIA[0-9A-Z]{16}",
$ python apkleaks.py -f /path/to/file.apk -c rules.json -o ~/Documents/apkleaks-resuts.txt


Current version is v1.0.2, and still development.


This tool can be freely copied, modified, altered, distributed without any attribution whatsoever. However, if you feel like this tool deserves an attribution, mention it. It won’t hurt anybody 🙂

Twitter Follow

Please, read the license terms. Don’t worry, it can be read in less than 30 seconds, unless you have some sort of reading disability – in that case, I’m wondering why you’re still reading this text. Really. Stop. Please. I mean, seriously. Why are you still reading?

Credits and Thanks

Since this tool includes some contributions, and I’m not an asshole, I’ll publically thank the following users for their help and resource:

  • @ndelphit – for his inspiring apkurlgrep, that’s why this tool was made.
  • @dxa4481 and y’all who contribute to truffleHogRegexes.
  • @GerbenJavado & @Bankde – for awesome pattern to discover URLs, endpoints & their parameters from LinkFinder.
  • @tomnomnom – a gf patterns.
  • @pxb1988 – for awesome APK dissambler dex2jar.
  • @ph4r05 for standalone APK parser.

Download: https://github.com/dwisiswant0/apkleaks

Please follow and like us:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *