Packt – Mobile App Reverse Engineering 2022

Packt – Mobile App Reverse Engineering 2022
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Delve into the world of mobile application reverse engineering, learn the fundamentals of how mobile apps are created and their internals, and analyze application binaries to find security issues
Key Features

Learn the skills required to reverse engineer mobile applications
Understand the internals of iOS and Android application binaries
Explore modern reverse engineering tools such as Ghidra, Radare2, Hopper, and more

Book Description

Mobile App Reverse Engineering is a practical guide focused on helping cybersecurity professionals scale up their mobile security skills. With the IT world’s evolution in mobile operating systems, cybercriminals are increasingly focusing their efforts on mobile devices. This book enables you to keep up by discovering security issues through reverse engineering of mobile apps.

This book starts with the basics of reverse engineering and teaches you how to set up an isolated virtual machine environment to perform reverse engineering. You’ll then learn about modern tools such as Ghidra and Radare2 to perform reverse engineering on mobile apps as well as understand how Android and iOS apps are developed. Next, you’ll explore different ways to reverse engineer some sample mobile apps developed for this book. As you advance, you’ll learn how reverse engineering can help in penetration testing of Android and iOS apps with the help of case studies. The concluding chapters will show you how to automate the process of reverse engineering and analyzing binaries to find low-hanging security issues.

By the end of this reverse engineering book, you’ll have developed the skills you need to be able to reverse engineer Android and iOS apps and streamline the reverse engineering process with confidence.
What you will learn

Understand how to set up an environment to perform reverse engineering
Discover how Android and iOS application packages are built
Reverse engineer Android applications and understand their internals
Reverse engineer iOS applications built using Objective C and Swift programming
Understand real-world case studies of reverse engineering
Automate reverse engineering to discover low-hanging vulnerabilities
Understand reverse engineering and how its defense techniques are used in mobile applications

Who this book is for

This book is for cybersecurity professionals, security analysts, mobile application security enthusiasts, and penetration testers interested in understanding the internals of iOS and Android apps through reverse engineering. Basic knowledge of reverse engineering as well as an understanding of mobile operating systems like iOS and Android and how mobile applications work on them are required.
Table of Contents

Basics of Reverse Engineering – Understanding the Structure of Mobile Apps
Setting Up a Mobile App Reverse Engineering Environment Using Modern Tools
Reverse Engineering an Android Application
Reverse Engineering an iOS Application
Reverse Engineering an iOS Application (Developed Using Swift)
Open Source and Commercial Reverse Engineering Tools
Automating the Reverse Engineering Process

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