Eliminating security holes in iOS apps is critical for any developer who wants to protect their users from the bad guys. In iOS Application Security, mobile security expert David Thiel reveals common iOS coding mistakes that create serious security problems and shows you how to find and fix them. After a crash course on iOS application structure and Objective-C design patterns, you'll move on to spotting bad code and plugging the holes. You'l learn about: The iOS security model and the limits of its built-in protections The myriad ways sensitive data can leak into places it shouldn't, such as through the pasteboard How to implement encryption with the Keychain, the Data Protection API, and CommonCrypto Legacy flaws from C that still cause problems in modern iOS applications Privacy issues related to gathering user data and how to mitigate potential pitfalls Don't let your app's security leak become ather headline. Whether you're looking to bolster your app's defenses or hunting bugs in other people's code, iOS Application Security will help you get the job done well.
David Thiel has almost 20 years of computer security experience, with expertise in penetration testing and iOS application security. He has presented at security conferences like BlackHat and DEFCON, and he currently works as a Vice President at the security firm iSEC Partners. Thiel's research and his work on Mobile Application Security (McGraw Hill) helped launch the field of iOS application security.