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Learning iOS Forensics - Second Edition by Pasquale Stirparo, Mattia Epifani

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Automating the analysis

This section will quickly introduce some tools that will help you during the analysis, either by speeding up the most common tasks or providing you with some extra and very useful functionalities.

idb

Developed and maintained by Daniel Mayer (his Twitter handle is @DanlAMayer), idb is a tool that simplifies some of the most common tasks related to iOS application analysis. Originally built with a penetration tester/researcher focus, it can be of great value for any type of application analysis, thanks to the number of tools that it incorporates and the features offered. Written in Ruby, the installation procedure is quite straightforward; you just need to run the following commands:

$ rvm install 2.1 --enable-shared
$ gem ...

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