The Mobile Application Hacker's Handbook

Author: Dominic Chell,Tyrone Erasmus,Shaun Colley,Ollie Whitehouse

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118958527

Category: Computers

Page: 816

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See your app through a hacker's eyes to find the real sources of vulnerability The Mobile Application Hacker's Handbook is a comprehensive guide to securing all mobile applications by approaching the issue from a hacker's point of view. Heavily practical, this book provides expert guidance toward discovering and exploiting flaws in mobile applications on the iOS, Android, Blackberry, and Windows Phone platforms. You will learn a proven methodology for approaching mobile application assessments, and the techniques used to prevent, disrupt, and remediate the various types of attacks. Coverage includes data storage, cryptography, transport layers, data leakage, injection attacks, runtime manipulation, security controls, and cross-platform apps, with vulnerabilities highlighted and detailed information on the methods hackers use to get around standard security. Mobile applications are widely used in the consumer and enterprise markets to process and/or store sensitive data. There is currently little published on the topic of mobile security, but with over a million apps in the Apple App Store alone, the attack surface is significant. This book helps you secure mobile apps by demonstrating the ways in which hackers exploit weak points and flaws to gain access to data. Understand the ways data can be stored, and how cryptography is defeated Set up an environment for identifying insecurities and the data leakages that arise Develop extensions to bypass security controls and perform injection attacks Learn the different attacks that apply specifically to cross-platform apps IT security breaches have made big headlines, with millions of consumers vulnerable as major corporations come under attack. Learning the tricks of the hacker's trade allows security professionals to lock the app up tight. For better mobile security and less vulnerable data, The Mobile Application Hacker's Handbook is a practical, comprehensive guide.
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The Web Application Hacker's Handbook

Discovering and Exploiting Security Flaws

Author: Dafydd Stuttard,Marcus Pinto

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118079612

Category: Computers

Page: 768

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This book is a practical guide to discovering and exploiting security flaws in web applications. The authors explain each category of vulnerability using real-world examples, screen shots and code extracts. The book is extremely practical in focus, and describes in detail the steps involved in detecting and exploiting each kind of security weakness found within a variety of applications such as online banking, e-commerce and other web applications. The topics covered include bypassing login mechanisms, injecting code, exploiting logic flaws and compromising other users. Because every web application is different, attacking them entails bringing to bear various general principles, techniques and experience in an imaginative way. The most successful hackers go beyond this, and find ways to automate their bespoke attacks. This handbook describes a proven methodology that combines the virtues of human intelligence and computerized brute force, often with devastating results. The authors are professional penetration testers who have been involved in web application security for nearly a decade. They have presented training courses at the Black Hat security conferences throughout the world. Under the alias "PortSwigger", Dafydd developed the popular Burp Suite of web application hack tools.
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Android Hacker's Handbook

Author: Joshua J. Drake,Zach Lanier,Collin Mulliner,Pau Oliva Fora,Stephen A. Ridley,Georg Wicherski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118922255

Category: Computers

Page: 576

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The first comprehensive guide to discovering and preventingattacks on the Android OS As the Android operating system continues to increase its shareof the smartphone market, smartphone hacking remains a growingthreat. Written by experts who rank among the world's foremostAndroid security researchers, this book presents vulnerabilitydiscovery, analysis, and exploitation tools for the good guys.Following a detailed explanation of how the Android OS works andits overall security architecture, the authors examine howvulnerabilities can be discovered and exploits developed forvarious system components, preparing you to defend againstthem. If you are a mobile device administrator, security researcher,Android app developer, or consultant responsible for evaluatingAndroid security, you will find this guide is essential to yourtoolbox. A crack team of leading Android security researchers explainAndroid security risks, security design and architecture, rooting,fuzz testing, and vulnerability analysis Covers Android application building blocks and security as wellas debugging and auditing Android apps Prepares mobile device administrators, security researchers,Android app developers, and security consultants to defend Androidsystems against attack Android Hacker's Handbook is the first comprehensiveresource for IT professionals charged with smartphonesecurity.
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Hacking Android

Author: Srinivasa Rao Kotipalli,Mohammed A. Imran

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785888005

Category: Computers

Page: 376

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Explore every nook and cranny of the Android OS to modify your device and guard it against security threats About This Book Understand and counteract against offensive security threats to your applications Maximize your device's power and potential to suit your needs and curiosity See exactly how your smartphone's OS is put together (and where the seams are) Who This Book Is For This book is for anyone who wants to learn about Android security. Software developers, QA professionals, and beginner- to intermediate-level security professionals will find this book helpful. Basic knowledge of Android programming would be a plus. What You Will Learn Acquaint yourself with the fundamental building blocks of Android Apps in the right way Pentest Android apps and perform various attacks in the real world using real case studies Take a look at how your personal data can be stolen by malicious attackers Understand the offensive maneuvers that hackers use Discover how to defend against threats Get to know the basic concepts of Android rooting See how developers make mistakes that allow attackers to steal data from phones Grasp ways to secure your Android apps and devices Find out how remote attacks are possible on Android devices In Detail With the mass explosion of Android mobile phones in the world, mobile devices have become an integral part of our everyday lives. Security of Android devices is a broad subject that should be part of our everyday lives to defend against ever-growing smartphone attacks. Everyone, starting with end users all the way up to developers and security professionals should care about android security. Hacking Android is a step-by-step guide that will get you started with Android security. You'll begin your journey at the absolute basics, and then will slowly gear up to the concepts of Android rooting, application security assessments, malware, infecting APK files, and fuzzing. On this journey you'll get to grips with various tools and techniques that can be used in your everyday pentests. You'll gain the skills necessary to perform Android application vulnerability assessment and penetration testing and will create an Android pentesting lab. Style and approach This comprehensive guide takes a step-by-step approach and is explained in a conversational and easy-to-follow style. Each topic is explained sequentially in the process of performing a successful penetration test. We also include detailed explanations as well as screenshots of the basic and advanced concepts.
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iOS Hacker's Handbook

Author: Charlie Miller,Dion Blazakis,Dino DaiZovi,Stefan Esser,Vincenzo Iozzo,Ralf-Philip Weinmann

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118240758

Category: Computers

Page: 408

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Discover all the security risks and exploits that can threateniOS-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 tolight. This book explains and discusses them all. The award-winningauthor team, experts in Mac and iOS security, examines thevulnerabilities and the internals of iOS to show how attacks can bemitigated. The book explains how the operating system works, itsoverall security architecture, and the security risks associatedwith it, as well as exploits, rootkits, and other payloadsdeveloped for it. Covers iOS security architecture, vulnerability hunting,exploit writing, and how iOS jailbreaks work Explores iOS enterprise and encryption, code signing and memoryprotection, sandboxing, iPhone fuzzing, exploitation, ROP payloads,and baseband attacks Also examines kernel debugging and exploitation Companion website includes source code and tools to facilitateyour efforts iOS Hacker's Handbook arms you with the tools needed toidentify, understand, and foil iOS attacks.
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Penetration Testing: A Survival Guide

Author: Wolf Halton,Bo Weaver,Juned Ahmed Ansari,Srinivasa Rao Kotipalli,Mohammed A. Imran

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787289885

Category: Computers

Page: 1045

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A complete pentesting guide facilitating smooth backtracking for working hackers About This Book Conduct network testing, surveillance, pen testing and forensics on MS Windows using Kali Linux Gain a deep understanding of the flaws in web applications and exploit them in a practical manner Pentest Android apps and perform various attacks in the real world using real case studies Who This Book Is For This course is for anyone who wants to learn about security. Basic knowledge of Android programming would be a plus. What You Will Learn Exploit several common Windows network vulnerabilities Recover lost files, investigate successful hacks, and discover hidden data in innocent-looking files Expose vulnerabilities present in web servers and their applications using server-side attacks Use SQL and cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks Check for XSS flaws using the burp suite proxy Acquaint yourself with the fundamental building blocks of Android Apps in the right way Take a look at how your personal data can be stolen by malicious attackers See how developers make mistakes that allow attackers to steal data from phones In Detail The need for penetration testers has grown well over what the IT industry ever anticipated. Running just a vulnerability scanner is no longer an effective method to determine whether a business is truly secure. This learning path will help you develop the most effective penetration testing skills to protect your Windows, web applications, and Android devices. The first module focuses on the Windows platform, which is one of the most common OSes, and managing its security spawned the discipline of IT security. Kali Linux is the premier platform for testing and maintaining Windows security. Employs the most advanced tools and techniques to reproduce the methods used by sophisticated hackers. In this module first,you'll be introduced to Kali's top ten tools and other useful reporting tools. Then, you will find your way around your target network and determine known vulnerabilities so you can exploit a system remotely. You'll not only learn to penetrate in the machine, but will also learn to work with Windows privilege escalations. The second module will help you get to grips with the tools used in Kali Linux 2.0 that relate to web application hacking. You will get to know about scripting and input validation flaws, AJAX, and security issues related to AJAX. You will also use an automated technique called fuzzing so you can identify flaws in a web application. Finally, you'll understand the web application vulnerabilities and the ways they can be exploited. In the last module, you'll get started with Android security. Android, being the platform with the largest consumer base, is the obvious primary target for attackers. You'll begin this journey with the absolute basics and will then slowly gear up to the concepts of Android rooting, application security assessments, malware, infecting APK files, and fuzzing. You'll gain the skills necessary to perform Android application vulnerability assessments and to create an Android pentesting lab. This Learning Path is a blend of content from the following Packt products: Kali Linux 2: Windows Penetration Testing by Wolf Halton and Bo Weaver Web Penetration Testing with Kali Linux, Second Edition by Juned Ahmed Ansari Hacking Android by Srinivasa Rao Kotipalli and Mohammed A. Imran Style and approach This course uses easy-to-understand yet professional language for explaining concepts to test your network's security.
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The IoT Hacker's Handbook

A Practical Guide to Hacking the Internet of Things

Author: Aditya Gupta

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484243005

Category: Computers

Page: 320

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Take a practioner’s approach in analyzing the Internet of Things (IoT) devices and the security issues facing an IoT architecture. You’ll review the architecture's central components, from hardware communication interfaces, such as UARTand SPI, to radio protocols, such as BLE or ZigBee. You'll also learn to assess a device physically by opening it, looking at the PCB, and identifying the chipsets and interfaces. You'll then use that information to gain entry to the device or to perform other actions, such as dumping encryption keys and firmware. As the IoT rises to one of the most popular tech trends, manufactures need to take necessary steps to secure devices and protect them from attackers. The IoT Hacker's Handbook breaks down the Internet of Things, exploits it, and reveals how these devices can be built securely. What You’ll Learn Perform a threat model of a real-world IoT device and locate all possible attacker entry points Use reverse engineering of firmware binaries to identify security issues Analyze,assess, and identify security issues in exploited ARM and MIPS based binaries Sniff, capture, and exploit radio communication protocols, such as Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), and ZigBee Who This Book is For Those interested in learning about IoT security, such as pentesters working in different domains, embedded device developers, or IT people wanting to move to an Internet of Things security role.
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The Browser Hacker's Handbook

Author: Wade Alcorn,Christian Frichot,Michele Orru

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111891435X

Category: Computers

Page: 648

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Hackers exploit browser vulnerabilities to attack deep withinnetworks The Browser Hacker's Handbook gives a practicalunderstanding of hacking the everyday web browser and using it as abeachhead to launch further attacks deep into corporate networks.Written by a team of highly experienced computer security experts,the handbook provides hands-on tutorials exploring a range ofcurrent attack methods. The web browser has become the most popular and widely usedcomputer "program" in the world. As the gateway to the Internet, itis part of the storefront to any business that operates online, butit is also one of the most vulnerable entry points of any system.With attacks on the rise, companies are increasingly employingbrowser-hardening techniques to protect the unique vulnerabilitiesinherent in all currently used browsers. The Browser Hacker'sHandbook thoroughly covers complex security issues and exploresrelevant topics such as: Bypassing the Same Origin Policy ARP spoofing, social engineering, and phishing to accessbrowsers DNS tunneling, attacking web applications, andproxying—all from the browser Exploiting the browser and its ecosystem (plugins andextensions) Cross-origin attacks, including Inter-protocol Communicationand Exploitation The Browser Hacker's Handbook is written with aprofessional security engagement in mind. Leveraging browsers aspivot points into a target's network should form an integralcomponent into any social engineering or red-team securityassessment. This handbook provides a complete methodology tounderstand and structure your next browser penetration test.
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The Oracle Hacker's Handbook

Hacking and Defending Oracle

Author: David Litchfield

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470133708

Category: Computers

Page: 216

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David Litchfield has devoted years to relentlessly searching out the flaws in the Oracle database system and creating defenses against them. Now he offers you his complete arsenal to assess and defend your own Oracle systems. This in-depth guide explores every technique and tool used by black hat hackers to invade and compromise Oracle and then it shows you how to find the weak spots and defend them. Without that knowledge, you have little chance of keeping your databases truly secure.
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