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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

Jailbreaking iDevice

Jailbreaking iDevice is similar to installing a software. First, you need to check whether there is any jailbreak available for your iDevice that is running the specific version of iOS.


Jailbreaking iDevice may void your iDevice warranty. Readers should perform the jailbreak at their own risk. Do not use a jailbroken device for production purposes.

So, let's follow the steps in order to jailbreak the iDevice:

  1. First, check for availability of jailbreak. Jailbreak Wizard contains details about the available jailbreak for different version of iOS. To find whether any jailbreak is available for your iDevice, you can use the website at The following image is a screenshot of this website:

  2. Once you find the available jailbreak, it will also provide the link to download the jailbreak utility. You need to download it as per your supporting Windows/Mac/Linux platform. The interface will remain almost the same, regardless of the platform. The Pangu...