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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)

HockeyApp for crash reporting

In this section, we will dive in deep with the crash reporting system of HockeyApp. HockeyApp has a very robust crash reporting system; we will take a step-by-step look at integrating it with our app.

Getting ready

It is a prerequisite to read and understand the previous section. We will be starting from where we left off in the previous section.

How to do it...

Perform the following steps in order to learn about the integration of crash reporting system in our apps:

  1. We already integrated the HockeyApp SDK in our app in the previous section. HockeyApp provides us with the BITCrashManager class to support an efficient crash reporting system.

  2. By default, crash reporting is enabled in HockeyApp, which will send the crashes the next time the app is launched.

  3. If you need to disable HockeyApp crash reporting, you can add the following code to applicationDidFinishLoading:

    [[BITHockeyManager sharedHockeyManager] configureWithIdentifier:@"APP_IDENTIFIER"];