If you’ve thought about developing apps and tweaks for Apple’s iOS devices, but the idea of the company’s App Store approval process puts you off, then maybe it’s time to avoid that with The iOS Hacker’s Handbook. Written by a team of Mac and iOS security experts — including some prominent members of the jailbreaking community — this book promises to teach you all about the vulnerabilities and exploits in the iOS firmware.
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Behind the book is security expert Charlie Miller, who is famous for uncovering vulnerabilities in the iOS firmware; Dion Blazakis, Dino DaiZovi, Vincenzo Iozzo, and Ralf-Phillip Weinmann. Stefan Esser, known throughout the jailbreaking community as ‘i0nic’, is also listed on the book’s cover as an author, and the iPhone Dev-Team’s MuscleNerd is the title’s Tech Editor, according to iDB.
The book promises to reveal all the security risks and exploits that threaten Apple’s iOS firmware, which is believed to be one of the safest mobile operating systems out there:
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
The book is currently available to pre-order from Amazon for $29.94, which is 35% off its usual price for those who order early. If you’re interested in discovering more about Apple’s iOS firmware that you probably don’t already know, this book looks like a must-read.