Monday, November 28, 2011

iOS Hacker's Handbook

Many of you may not know the masterminds behind your iPad or iPhone jailbreak, much more recognition occurs on the App Store (i.e. Cydia) side of the "jailbreak business". This book is a collaboration effort led by Charlie Miller, Dion Blazakis, Dino DaiZovi, Ralf-Phillip Weinmann and Stefan Esser (@i0n1c). The Dev-Team's MuscleNerd acted at the books Technical Editor.

MuscleNerd announced the book yesterday to give young hacker-wannabes a jump on the career path. Publication date is listed as May 1st, 2012 with preorders available at Amazon for $29.24 (35% off).

Book description

Discover all the security risks and exploits that can threaten iOS-based mobile devices

iOS is Apple’s mobile operating system for the iPhone and iPad. With the introduction of iOS5, many security issues have come to light. This book explains and discusses them all. The award-winning author team, experts in Mac and iOS security, examines the vulnerabilities and the internals of iOS to show how attacks can be mitigated. The book explains how the operating system works, its overall security architecture, and the security risks associated with it, as well as exploits, rootkits, and other payloads developed for it.
  • Covers iOS security architecture, vulnerability hunting, exploit writing, and how iOS jailbreaks work
  • Explores iOS enterprise and encryption, code signing and memory protection, sandboxing, iPhone fuzzing, exploitation, ROP payloads, and baseband attacks
  • Also examines kernel debugging and exploitation

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