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iOS Application Security by David Thiel

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INTRODUCTION

Much has been written regarding iOS’s security model, jailbreaking, finding code execution vulnerabilities in the base OS, and other security-related characteristics. Other work has focused on examining iOS from a forensic perspective, including how to extract data from physical devices or backups as part of criminal investigations. That information is all useful, but this book aims to fill the biggest gaps in the iOS literature: applications.

Little public attention has been given to actually writing secure applications for iOS or for performing security evaluations of iOS applications. As a consequence, embarrassing security flaws in iOS applications have allowed for exposure of sensitive data, circumvention of authentication mechanisms, ...

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