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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

Basics of iOS forensics

As we already know, iOS is one of the leading mobile operating systems and iOS devices get sold in millions. Therefore, as a forensics examiner, there are a lot more chances that you will have to conduct an iOS mobile device forensic examination. Also, as a pentester, if you want to go next level and want to learn about collecting sensitive data, evidences from iPhone and its backup, then this chapter will really help you to achieve it.

Let's see a crime case before moving further:

Case Study: If you remember the famous Oscar Pistorius crime case, where his iPads were examined by a mobile expert and found data of searching for car and pornography sites in the browser history before killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. In this trial, a copy of iPad's browser history was taken by forensic experts and submitted as evidence.

At a crime scene, a recovered iPhone or iPad can provide good amount of information on the evidence due to its capabilities of storing a large...