by David Thiel
February 2016, 296 pp.
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Eliminating security holes in iOS apps is critical for any developer who wants to protect their users from the bad guys. In iOS Application Security, mobile security expert David Thiel reveals common iOS coding mistakes that create serious security problems and shows you how to find and fix them.
After a crash course on iOS application structure and Objective-C design patterns, you’ll move on to spotting bad code and plugging the holes. You’ll learn about:
Don’t let your app’s security leak become another headline. Whether you’re looking to bolster your app’s defenses or hunting bugs in other people’s code, iOS Application Security will help you get the job done well.
About the Author
David Thiel has nearly 20 years of computer security experience. His research and book Mobile Application Security (McGraw-Hill) helped launch the field of iOS application security, and he has presented his work at security conferences like Black Hat and DEF CON. An application security consultant for years at iSEC Partners, Thiel now works for the Internet.org Connectivity Lab.
Table of Contents
PART I: IOS FUNDAMENTALS
PART II: SECURITY TESTING
PART III: SECURITY QUIRKS OF THE COCOA API
PART IV: KEEPING DATA SAFE
“The book is strongly recommended for all iOS app developers, especially for those who use the Objective-C programming language.”
“In summary, this is a book that every iOS developer needs to read and then act on. The next time you see an app that leaks private data everywhere, is vulnerable to a whole host of injection attacks, and uses crypto like it’s 1995, ask them why they didn’t consult this book before shipping.”
“iOS Application Security offers an excellent foundation for anyone interested in ethical hacking on mobile platforms. This is going to be a growing sector of the penetration testing industry, as mobile devices assume an ever-greater importance in corporate IT estates."
"Worthy read and covers a lot of ground in 200ish pages. Well recommended."
"A major asset to any iOS developer who wants to ensure his app's ability to protect a user's data. I would highly recommend anyone interested in the field of iOS app security to take a close look at iOS Application Security."