publication . Master thesis . 2017

iOS application security analysis

Βλάχος, Κωνσταντίνος Γ.; Vlachos, Konstantinos G.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 20 Nov 2017
  • Publisher: Πανεπιστήμιο Πειραιώς
  • Country: Greece
Abstract
The purpose of this research is to explain the nature of the Apple iOS applications and provide all the available Open Source tools for analyzing them, starting from decrypting any application’s binary downloaded from the AppStore to reverse engineering it and even altering the flow of its running process on the actual device. We start introducing the basic theory of the iOS operating system and its applications including the security mechanisms incorporated by Apple that are also the main targets of every iOS exploit or jailbreak developer. The next step is to describe the process of setting up the testing environment with a Macintosh OS and the Xcode IDE and/o...
Subjects
free text keywords: Application software, Apple Inc., Apple iOS applications, iOS, Security policy, Data protection
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