The hacker's guide to OS X [electronic resource] : exploiting OS X from the root up / Rob Bathurst, Russ Rogers, Alijohn Ghassemlouei ; Pat Engebretson, technical editor.
- 1st edition
- Waltham, Mass. : Syngress, 2013.
1 online resource (249 p.)
- Mac OS.
Operating systems (Computers)
- Electronic books.
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- Written by two experienced penetration testers the material presented discusses the basics of the OS X environment and its vulnerabilities. Including but limited to; application porting, virtualization utilization and offensive tactics at the kernel, OS and wireless level. This book provides a comprehensive in-depth guide to exploiting and compromising the OS X platform while offering the necessary defense and countermeasure techniques that can be used to stop hackers As a resource to the reader, the companion website will provide links from the authors, commentary and updates.
- Half Title; The Hacker's Guide to OS X; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; 1 Introduction; Why You are Reading This Book?; What is Contained Within the Guide?; Chapter 1: The Introduction; Chapter 2: OS History; Chapter 3: The Filesystem; Chapter 4: Footprinting OSX; Chapter 5: Application and System Vulnerabilities; Chapter 6: Defensive Applications; Chapter 7: Offensive Tactics; Chapter 8: Reverse Engineering; Chapter 9: Mobile Platforms; Chapter 10: Tips, Tricks, and the Future; The Path Ahead; Reference; 2 History and Introduction to OSX; History and Introduction to OSX; OSX Origins
A Byte of HistoryPowerPC Architecture and Transition to Intel; Firmware-EFI; File System-HFS+; Common Misconceptions; Better for Designers/Creative People; Secure; Perceptions; Capabilities; Environments Leveraging OSX; Home; Business; Security; Virtualization; Mobile Expansion; Appstore; What Next?; 3 The Filesystem; Introduction; What is a File System?; The Difference Between Memory Types; Partition Tables; Identifying GUIDs; Booting; Master Boot Records; Blessed be Thy Volume; Booting from the Network; Working up to HFS+; How a File System Works; File System Addressing; Disk Fragmentation
The File System ForefathersFile System Layouts; Hierarchical File System (circa 1985); Microsoft File Systems; HFS Plus; Journaled HFS; MetaData; Understanding Forks; Data Forks; Resource Forks; Named Forks; Fiddling with the File System; Playing with Attributes; Hidden Files; Conclusion; 4 Footprinting OSX; Introduction; Off the Client; On the Client; Conclusion; 5 Application and System Vulnerabilities; Introduction; Understanding Vulnerabilities; Vulnerabilities are Equal Opportunity; Media Layers; Host Layers; History of Vulnerabilities in Apple Products; Mac OS X Specific
A Recent Example-FlashbackHow it Works; Understanding Apple's Security Response; Apple iOS Specific; Keeping it Under Control; Advanced Persistent Threats; Apple Script; Conclusion; 6 Defensive Applications; Introduction; Secure Configurations; Passwords, Passphrases, and Multi-Factor Authentication; Account Access Restriction; FileVault; Firewall Configuration; Network Services; Kernel Extension Removal; Examining Commercial Tools; PrivacyScan by SecureMac; MacScan by SecureMac; Conclusion; 7 Offensive Tactics; Introduction; The Exploits; mDNSResponder UPnP Location Exploit
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- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Rogers, Russ.
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