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iOS Forensics Cookbook

By : Bhanu Birani, Mayank Birani
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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)

Setting up and integrating TestFlight

TestFlight was a major app distribution channel for all iOS developers and has been recently acquired by Apple. After the acquisition, it underwent various changes, for example now you can't access and upload build files from their website. Apple has deeply integrated the beta testing of the app through iTunes Connect. In this section, you will learn about how to deeply integrate and distribute our beta builds for testing using TestFlight.

Getting ready

In order to learn how to distribute an app via TestFlight, our primary requirement would be to create a sample app that we can distribute to beta testers. Please perform these steps as the prerequisite for uploading the beta build to the TestFlight app:

  1. Before deep diving, we have to set up a project. Let's create a simple iOS application; open Xcode, navigate to File | New | Project, and select Single View Application, then click on Next.

  2. Now just type in the name of the application and bundle ID; then,...