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Learning iOS Penetration Testing

By : Swaroop Yermalkar
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Learning iOS Penetration Testing

By: Swaroop Yermalkar

Overview of this book

iOS has become one of the most popular mobile operating systems with more than 1.4 million apps available in the iOS App Store. Some security weaknesses in any of these applications or on the system could mean that an attacker can get access to the device and retrieve sensitive information. This book will show you how to conduct a wide range of penetration tests on iOS devices to uncover vulnerabilities and strengthen the system from attacks. Learning iOS Penetration Testing discusses the common vulnerabilities and security-related shortcomings in an iOS application and operating system, and will teach you to conduct static and dynamic analysis of iOS applications. This practical guide will help you uncover vulnerabilities in iOS phones and applications. We begin with basics of iOS security and dig deep to learn about traffic analysis, code analysis, and various other techniques. Later, we discuss the various utilities, and the process of reversing and auditing.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Learning iOS Penetration Testing
Foreword – Why Mobile Security Matters
About the Author
About the Reviewer


Now, we have established what is meant by an iOS security. We started from absolute basics of what is an iOS operating system and where it's used? You studied the basics of an iOS app development in order to get familiar with the development process and perform code analysis. You learned how to develop a Hello World app and then stepped into some important iOS security concepts such as the iOS security model, iOS security architecture, iOS secure boot chain, iOS application signing, iOS application sandboxing, and so on. We are now good to start exploiting the vulnerabilities in iOS application. In the next chapter, we will do the lab setup that is needed for iOS app pentesting and will start looking for iOS vulnerabilities in the upcoming chapters.