The Mac Hacker's Handbook

Overview

"Where security is concerned, Macs have long led a charmed existence. No more. If you manage security for a network that includes OS X machines, this update on the strengths and weaknesses of Mac OS X is required reading." Beginning with the core differences between Mac OS X and Windows or Linux, this book follows the steps an attacker would take. You will learn the tools needed to find vulnerabilities, the techniques used to exploit them, and the means by which attackers maintain control once they gain access. When you know how they get in,
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Overview

"Where security is concerned, Macs have long led a charmed existence. No more. If you manage security for a network that includes OS X machines, this update on the strengths and weaknesses of Mac OS X is required reading." Beginning with the core differences between Mac OS X and Windows or Linux, this book follows the steps an attacker would take. You will learn the tools needed to find vulnerabilities, the techniques used to exploit them, and the means by which attackers maintain control once they gain access. When you know how they get in, you'll know how to keep them out.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470395363
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/3/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Mac OS X Basics 1

Ch. 1 Mac OS X Architecture 3

Ch. 2 Mac OS X Parlance 35

Ch. 3 Attack Surface 63

Pt. II Discovering Vulnerabilities 83

Ch. 4 Tracing and Debugging 85

Ch. 5 Finding Bugs 113

Ch. 6 Reverse Engineering 135

Pt. III Exploitation 159

Ch. 7 Exploiting Stack Overflows 161

Ch. 8 Exploiting Heap Overflows 185

Ch. 9 Exploit Payloads 213

Ch. 10 Real-World Exploits 261

Pt. IV Post-Exploitation 291

Ch. 11 Injecting, Hooking, and Swizzling 293

Ch. 12 Rootkits 327

Index 367

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