The Mobile Application Hacker's Handbook

The Mobile Application Hacker's Handbook

By: Shaun Colley (author), Ollie Whitehouse (author), Tyrone Erasmus (author), Dominic Chell (author)Paperback

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See your app through a hacker's eyes to find the real sources of vulnerability The Mobile Application Hacker's Handbook is a comprehensive guide to securing all mobile applications by approaching the issue from a hacker's point of view. Heavily practical, this book provides expert guidance toward discovering and exploiting flaws in mobile applications on the iOS, Android, Blackberry, and Windows Phone platforms. You will learn a proven methodology for approaching mobile application assessments, and the techniques used to prevent, disrupt, and remediate the various types of attacks. Coverage includes data storage, cryptography, transport layers, data leakage, injection attacks, runtime manipulation, security controls, and cross-platform apps, with vulnerabilities highlighted and detailed information on the methods hackers use to get around standard security. Mobile applications are widely used in the consumer and enterprise markets to process and/or store sensitive data. There is currently little published on the topic of mobile security, but with over a million apps in the Apple App Store alone, the attack surface is significant. This book helps you secure mobile apps by demonstrating the ways in which hackers exploit weak points and flaws to gain access to data. * Understand the ways data can be stored, and how cryptography is defeated * Set up an environment for identifying insecurities and the data leakages that arise * Develop extensions to bypass security controls and perform injection attacks * Learn the different attacks that apply specifically to cross-platform apps IT security breaches have made big headlines, with millions of consumers vulnerable as major corporations come under attack. Learning the tricks of the hacker's trade allows security professionals to lock the app up tight. For better mobile security and less vulnerable data, The Mobile Application Hacker's Handbook is a practical, comprehensive guide.

About Author

DOMINIC CHELL is a director of MDSec and a recognized expert in mobile security, providing training to leading global organizations. TYRONE ERASMUS is an expert on Android security and heads Mobile Practice at MWR InfoSecurity SA. SHAUN COLLEY is a security consultant and researcher at IOActive specializing in mobile security and reverse engineering. OLLIE WHITEHOUSE is Technical Director with NCC Group who has previously worked for BlackBerry and Symantec specialising in mobile security.


Introduction xxxi Chapter 1 Mobile Application (In)security 1 Chapter 2 Analyzing iOS Applications 17 Chapter 3 Attacking iOS Applications 69 Chapter 4 Identifying iOS Implementation Insecurities 133 Chapter 5 Writing Secure iOS Applications 149 Chapter 6 Analyzing Android Applications 173 Chapter 7 Attacking Android Applications 247 Chapter 8 Identifying and Exploiting Android Implementation Issues 353 Chapter 9 Writing Secure Android Applications 427 Chapter 10 Analyzing Windows Phone Applications 459 Chapter 11 Attacking Windows Phone Applications 511 Chapter 12 Identifying Windows Phone Implementation Issues 587 Chapter 13 Writing Secure Windows Phone Applications 629 Chapter 14 Analyzing BlackBerry Applications 647 Chapter 15 Attacking BlackBerry Applications 681 Chapter 16 Identifying BlackBerry Application Issues 693 Chapter 17 Writing Secure BlackBerry Applications 705 Chapter 18 Cross ]Platform Mobile Applications 729 Index 743

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781118958506
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 816
  • ID: 9781118958506
  • weight: 1358
  • ISBN10: 1118958500

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