Category Archives: iOS

iOS Application Security Part Three – Bypassing (Jailbreak and Certificate Pinning) Let the Right One In.

Welcome to my third article on “iOS Application Security Testing Series”. You can find Part Two here. In this article, we will look at applications that use Jailbreak Detection and Certificate Pinning as defenses – and how they can be bypassed. Is it a good idea to block execution on jailbroken… Read more »

iOS Application Security Part Two – Gathering Information Of an iOS App- aka. Recon

Welcome to my second article on “iOS Application Security Testing Series”. You can find Part 1 here. Imagine a scenario where you, as an iOS Application Security Tester, are tasked with auditing an application to identify vulnerabilities. By itself, the task may not seem too daunting until you learn of a… Read more »

iOS Application Security Part 1 – Setting Up a Testing Environment for iOS Platform

Welcome to my article on “iOS Application Security Testing Series” In this series, I will provide information on iOS Application Security testing, starting from the Setting Up a Testing Environment for iOS Platform, all the way to Testing Data Storage, Cryptography, Authentication, Network Communication, and Reverse Engineering. In this part,… Read more »

Sharing Data Between Applications and Extensions Using App Groups

If you ever needed to share data between your iOS apps and/or your application targets, there’s a very easy way to do this using app groups. In this post we’ll see how to share data between two apps and we’ll even build a small library that will make sharing of… Read more »