The iOS Hacker’s Handbook Reveals How Jailbreaking and Exploit Research Works

By , Nov 28, 2011

Some of the greatest minds in the security research and hacking community, including a couple of prominent jailbreak developers, have put together a new book called The iOS Hacker’s Handbook.

The book is a collaboration between infamous security guru Charlie Miller, Dion Blazakis, Dino DaiZovi, Vincenzo Iozzo, and Ralf-Phillip Weinmann. Stefan Esser (better known as “i0n1c” in the jailbreak community) is also listed as an author. The Dev Team’s MuscleNerd served as the book’s Tech Editor.

MuscleNerd himself announced the book yesterday, noting that it “should jumpstart lots of Apple hackers.”

The book description:

Discover all the security risks and exploits that can threaten iOS-based mobile devices

iOS is Apple’s mobile operating system for the iPhone and iPad. With the introduction of iOS5, many security issues have come to light. This book explains and discusses them all. The award-winning author team, experts in Mac and iOS security, examines the vulnerabilities and the internals of iOS to show how attacks can be mitigated. The book explains how the operating system works, its overall security architecture, and the security risks associated with it, as well as exploits, rootkits, and other payloads developed for it.

  • Covers iOS security architecture, vulnerability hunting, exploit writing, and how iOS jailbreaks work
  • Explores iOS enterprise and encryption, code signing and memory protection, sandboxing, iPhone fuzzing, exploitation, ROP payloads, and baseband attacks
  • Also examines kernel debugging and exploitation

The iOS Hacker’s Handbook is available for pre-order on Amazon. If you pre-order, you can get it for $29.24, which is 35% off the full price.

Whether you’re an aspiring hacker or an enthusiastic admirer of the security research/jailbreak community, this definitely looks to be interesting read.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/CityOfEagles Kenneth Frosch Kanne Kallesen

    It could be a nice givet for the x-mas! :)

    Buy this to give the hackers some credit! :D

  • Anonymous

    great sounding book and agreed ^ now there’s no excuse for not knowing what to gift this xmas :)

    (also as a sidenote may i just ask why is the Disqus login layout so flawed. its horrendous to use and never fits the screen and the comment box freezes constantly)

    • Anonymous

      thats posting on the iphone i should add. i wanted to edit my previous comment to mention that but i wasn’t able add text in the box. ideally please bring back the old comments system :)

      • Anonymous

        and something else more idiotic with the new comment design is that i get a notification telling me that i’ve replied to myself. bloody ridiculous! :-|

  • Anonymous

    If you just want information on what hacking is about and types of exploits, than buy this book, but in no way will this teach you how to hack. Double forget it if you have no common language of objective C

  • http://twitter.com/Extraginger Eric

    yeah and make sure you buy this, I’m usually a downloader but I want to support these indivduals.