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  • Title iOS App Reverse Engineering
  • Author(s) Snakeninny, Zishe Sha, Dustin L. Howett (Praface)
  • Publisher: GitHub (2015)
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  • eBook PDF (442 Pages, 16.4 MB)
  • Language: English
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Book Description

This book is the world's first book of very detailed iOS App reverse engineering skills, targeting 4 kinds of readers:

  • iOS enthusiasts;
  • Senior iOS developers, who have good command of App development and have the desire to understand iOS better;
  • Architects. During the process of reverse engineering, they can learn architectures of those excellent Apps so that they can improve their ability of architecture design;
  • Reverse engineers in other systems who’re also interested in iOS.

The book consists of 4 parts, i.e. concepts, tools, theories and practices. The book follows an "abstraction, concrete, abstraction, concrete" structure, starting from basic concepts like iOS filesystem hierarchy and iOS file types that Apple didn't expose to App developers but iOS (jailbreak) researchers should know, then goes through the most commonly used tools like class-dump, Theos, Cycript, Reveal, IDA and LLDB to introduce what to do in iOS reverse engineering. After that, iOS reverse engineering theories based on Objective-C and ARM assembly are explained in a methodological way, pointing out the core of this book. Last but not least, 4 originally elaborated practices are there to cover all previous contents of the book and give you the most intuitive perception of iOS reverse engineering. Happy hacking!

It provides a unique view inside the software running on iOS, the operating system that powers the Apple iPhone and iPad. Within, you will learn what makes up application code and how each component fits into the software ecosystem at large. You will explore the hidden second life your phone leads, wherein it is a full-fledged computer and software development platform and there is no practical limit to its functionality.

The author is an expert in the field, he has a solid theoretical knowledge and practical experience. This book content with the tools plus code in a comprehensive and systematic knowledge expand , Deep , illustrated with the reader step by step to explore the world outside of the regular iOS App.

The book is divided into four parts , namely, the theoretical and practical conceptual tools . The first three sections describe iOS reverse analysis of background knowledge in the field , and the corresponding set of tools theoretical knowledge ; The fourth part by four actual cases to the previous knowledge with practical ways to expand . The first part is the concept papers, concepts, and introduces iOS platform iOS reverse analysis of the system architecture . The second part tool chapter describes a series based on Mac and iOS platform supporting tool and explain the use of these methods focus on class-dump Theos Reveal IDA GDB and other five tools , the former three focused on the use , after two focus in the analysis . The third part is the theoretical articles, focuses on advanced theoretical knowledge necessary iOS Reverse / jailbreak direction. The fourth part is the actual articles , through the three App Store App and App reverse a system analysis of combat operations , so that the reader can understand and practice the acquired knowledge to synchronize .

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