Inspired by the great minds behind popular apps and tweaks of Apple's iOS devices? If you've ever thought of taking a shot at it yourself, only to be scared off by Apple's App Store approval process, security issues or any other possible reasons, maybe it's time you read a certain book.
A team of Mac and iOS security experts, in association with a couple of well-known jailbreak developers, have co-authored the iOS Hacker's Handbook, which promises to teach the reader all about the vulnerabilities of and exploits in the iOS firmware.
The names behind the book include Charlie Miller, famous for uncovering vulnerabilities in iOS; Dion Blazakis, Dino DaiZovi, Vincenzo Iozzo, Ralf-Phillip Weinmann and Stefan Esser, who is better known as i0n1c in the jailbreak community. The iPhone Dev-Team's MuscleNerd served as the tech editor for the book and made the following announcement on Twitter: iOS Hacker's Handbook http://is.gd/ichdrX should jumpstart lots of Apple hackers. (I'm Tech Editor for its 6 skilled authors)
The Description of iOS Hacker's Handbook:
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 available for pre-order on Amazon at $29.24, which is 35 percent off the full price. If you are keen on discovering more about Apple's iOS firmware, the book looks like a must-read.