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iOS Forensics Cookbook

By : Bhanu Birani, Mayank Birani
Book Image

iOS Forensics Cookbook

By: Bhanu Birani, Mayank Birani

Overview of this book

Mobile device forensics is a branch of digital forensics that involves the recovery of evidence or data in a digital format from a device without affecting its integrity. With the growing popularity of iOS-based Apple devices, iOS forensics has developed immense importance. To cater to the need, this book deals with tasks such as the encryption and decryption of files, various ways to integrate techniques withsocial media, and ways to grab the user events and actions on the iOS app. Using practical examples, we’ll start with the analysis keychain and raw disk decryption, social media integration, and getting accustomed to analytics tools. You’ll also learn how to distribute the iOS apps without releasing them to Apple’s App Store. Moving on, the book covers test flights and hockey app integration, the crash reporting system, recovery tools, and their features. By the end of the book, using the aforementioned techniques, you will be able to successfully analyze iOS-based devices forensically.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Integration with Facebook


Integration of social sites in an app is very common nowadays. With the release of iOS 6, Apple has introduced a new framework for social media integration known as Social.framework. This social framework allows developers to instantly integrate social networking services into applications such as Facebook and Twitter.

Getting ready

We will create an app to demonstrate social media integration. We will start by creating a new iOS app project.

  1. Open Xcode and go to File | New | File and select Single View Application by navigating to iOS | Application. In the popup, provide the product name Social Media Integration. It should look similar to the following screenshot:

  2. Click on Next and save the project. After creating the project, we need to add a Social.framework. To add this library, go to the target action of the project and scroll down to Linked Frameworks and Libraries and click on the Add button and add Social.framework in our project.

How to do it...

Now our project...